Central to the operation of the Flemingdon Community Farm is the Community Farmer program. The Community Farmer program is not designed for home or community gardeners, and is distinct from the neighbouring Community Garden plots. Instead, the Community Farmer program is intended for those interested in pursuing micro-farming as a means to earn supplemental income. Revenues will be modest and will not be a primary source of income for residents.
Community Farmers will:
- Be given access to approximately 2,400 sq ft (220 sq meters) of prepared garden space
- Have access to all infrastructure and equipment necessary to manage their plot
- Participate in the workshops and trainings offered by the Farm Coordinator
- Keep any money they make from what they grow in their own garden plot
The Community Farmer program focuses on providing land access to those who live in the local community and will benefit most from access to space to grow food for supplemental income. This means prioritizing applications from people who experience systemic forms of marginalization such as growers who are Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, those living on a fixed income, newcomers, LGBTQ2S+ folks, women, and those with disabilities. The Application Form can be submitted in any language, not just English.
The five Community Farmers for 2021 have been selected. Contact us if you are interested in applying to the program in 2022.