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FARM PROJECT STORY.

The Niagara Farm Project is a “for community profit,” agricultural organization established for the purpose of promoting interest in local sustainable farming practices and collaborating and building a more locally based, self reliant food economy

The Niagara Farm Project is a collaborative organization that recognizes food production is an important ecosystem service that is central to human welfare. Our goal is to develop a system of farming, specific to Niagara, which establishes a self reliant food economy. This strategy is implemented with permaculture principles that protect our soil, water, air and biodiversity, securing our resources for generations to come. In time, we expect the residents of Niagara will begin to truly experience the definition of a healthy community.

Growing food locally makes sense. Food security has its roots in disciplines such as nutritional education, public health, sustainable agriculture, anti-hunger and community development. The Niagara Farm Project is an infrastructure. An awareness campaign. A movement of change. We are intentionally uniting our abilities to produce a vast amount of nutrient rich fruit and vegetables, and in time, sustainable livestock. As a collective we are using methods that recycle and harness natural resources, each of us contributing what we can. Applying this methodology results in quality, healthy food becoming accessible and inexpensive to the community at large.

We are sowing the necessary seeds now.

Growing food locally makes sense. Food security has its roots in disciplines such as nutritional education, public health, sustainable agriculture, anti-hunger and community development. The Niagara Farm Project is an infrastructure. An awareness campaign. A movement of change. We are intentionally uniting our abilities to produce a vast amount of nutrient rich fruit and vegetables, and in time, sustainable livestock. As a collective we are using methods that recycle and harness natural resources, each of us contributing what we can. Applying this methodology results in quality, healthy food becoming accessible and inexpensive to the community at large.

We are sowing the necessary seeds now.

We say "Free"

How fun can farming be? With vegetables as currency and amazing volunteers you can't go wrong.

Programs

Our programs create new farmers. We work together for good—for people and for the earth. Check them out!

Grapevine

Sign up for our newsletter and stay in the know. We're crazy about social media so let's connect!

Donate

The truth is we need support from people like you to make the Farm Project work. Donate now!

Agriculture

Agriculture There is a lot to be gained from stepping back and looking at the bigger picture. The Niagara Farm Project applies the permaculture principles which encourage observation, maximize beneficial relationships, and build resiliency.

Livestock

Residents of the Niagara Farm Project will benefit from our livestock program because our prices will be well below average. Once established, sustainable methods are in fact easier to maintain, but we need the consumer’s support. Yes, YOU.

Water

In order to cultivate water management systems in Niagara, we need to first develop eco-partnerships that compliment each other and secure our resources at the same time.

Soil

We are aiming to preserve some of Niagara’s best Farmland for all time, ensuring future generations will benefit from it. Soil is a major component of the earth’s ecosystem, it supports the very life we live. Please help increase our food security by protecting our natural resources from misuse.
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Farm locations
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Acres of land
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Farmers
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Niagara partners
INITIATIVES

Niagara Farm Project

Education

We are living well in Niagara and helping others do the same.

Permaculture

We are working with the natural environment rather than against it.

Collaboration

This land is your land, this land is my land.

Community

We are supportive, like minded individuals connecting and sharing our resources.

Local Food

Informed food choices and accessibility enable us to nourish our bodies and live authentically.

Movement

We are staying in shape by doing what we can in the gardens.
PROGRAMS

The Niagara Farm Project is a starting point for people who are interested in exploring permaculture, sustainability, gardening, farming and/or leadership. As a collective we are following an ethical path that is dynamic by nature and symbolized in our environment. We take care of rather than take from. Each person involved seeks to improve their own contribution, building their own skills and abilities as they journey. This is how to contribute to the community, this is the definition of responsible.

 

This is learning. As we take these methods and strategies and put them to use within our region, the benefits will speak for themselves. Those involved personally attest to improved quality of life, and in so doing they become role models for the next generation to come. The Niagara Farm Project programs are how we can each both plant and harvest our own efforts.

The Environmental Youth Program, Sow Seeds, empowers our children to reach their full potential.

Experiential learning at its finest. Help us grow Niagara and in turn, we will feed you.


Register now for our growing number of available programs. Sign up now!

Niagara Farm Project Team

Niagara Farm Project Residents are the people who are contributing in their own ways, to our initiative. We’ve snapped some pictures of our board of directors, but there are many more who aren’t here to whom we are grateful.


Renee is the Executive Director and Lead Farmer at The Niagara Farm Project.
Renee Delaney
Farmer
Sandy leads the Environmental & Sustainability Program at Niagara College.
Sandy Herkimer
Farmer
Darcy brings Ministry and Land Conservation experience.
Darcy Baker
Farmer
Laura is about sustainability, the environment and communication.
Laura Dunkley
Farmer
Jeff is a conspiracy theorist and loves Free Thinking and digital media.
Jeff Hardy
Farmer

Food for THOUGHT

THE Grapevine.

This is how we connect Niagara.

Do you know someone that could help support our initiative? Are you that someone? Do you have resources you want to donate or sell? Are you looking for seeds? If there is anything you would like to talk about, let’s start the conversation here.



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LOCATION
299 Ridge Rd W, Grimsby Ontario, Canada
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