Central to the operation of the Flemo 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 for those interested in pursuing micro-farming as a means to earn supplemental income. Revenues are modest and are not a primary source of income for residents.
Community Farmers are:
- 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
- Keep any money they make from what they grow in their own garden plot
Six Community Farmers are participating in the program and we have no more land available. Contact us if you are interested in applying to the program in the future.
The Community Farmer program focuses on providing land access to those who live in the local community and would benefit most from access to space to grow food for supplemental income. This means the the Steering Committee prioritized 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 could be submitted in any language, not just English.