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, and Live Green. 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
We would like to first acknowledge that this land is the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, Haudenosaunee, and the Huron Wendat. Today, Toronto is home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on their territory. We would also like to acknowledge that Flemindon Community Farm operates upon land covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, and in the spirit of this Covenant, attempts to peaceably share and care for the land. This Land Acknowledgement is a small but essential step towards Reconciliation and building a positive relationship with Indigenous peoples.