Flemo Farm is a new ½ acre urban farm located in Flemingdon Park. It is a community-owned and community-developed initiative.
The Farm is the result of a collaboration between the Flemingdon Health Centre and FoodShare Toronto, with support from the City of Toronto, Weston Family Foundation, Park People, Live Green, and the Sheinburg Foundation. The Ontario Trillium Foundation funded the initial community-directed planning.
A Steering Committee has been formed and the goal of the Farm is to develop a vibrant and sustainable farm and community-owned space. The Farm will be:
- A beautiful and welcoming place for all
- A place to engage residents in the growing of food
- A way to increase access to affordable healthy produce
- An entrepreneurial development opportunity for residents interested in farming as a way to earn supplemental income
Flemo Farm recognizes that this land is the traditional territory of many Nations of Indigenous People, including the Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Anishinabeg, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Indigenous ancestors have hunted, gathered, and farmed this land. We want Indigenous peoples to continue to be active on this land, working towards Indigenous food sovereignty, increasing Indigenous food access, and providing guidance by participating in the Flemo Farm Steering Committee. Flemo Farm recognizes, supports, and applies the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between allied Indigenous nations to peaceably share and care for the lands around the Great Lakes. We invite everyone to think about their responsibilities to this land and water, and to the peoples who have cared for this place for thousands of years.