Community Agriculture is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in an effort to increase community food security, supporting the land and local economies, while increasing social connection.

where it started

In January 2020, Our Food Future — Guelph-Wellington’s ambitious initiative to create a regional circular food system — officially launched. One of the key goals of Our Food Future is to see our region become more food secure, increasing access to affordable, nutritious foods by 50%.

1 out of 8 households in Guelph and Wellington County experience food insecurity. Since March 2020, Covid-19 has revealed and increased many of the inequities of the food system, with a growing number of residents who are experiencing food insecurity more regularly.

The Guelph-Wellington Community Agriculture Challenge is a call for projects, offering a total of $20,000 in funding (up to $2,000 each to 10 projects) to implement ideas and projects that support circular economic recovery, accelerate food production, and get more food to the table with less environmental impact.

This program will support the following projects.

Agape Farms - Providing locally grown organic ethnocultural food on a sliding scale

The Art of Soil Collective - Newcomer growers sharing successful food growing knowledge

Brock Road Community Garden - Compost Queens composter system

Everdale - Farm kitchen party for seniors

Eramosa - River Food Forest

Junction Neighbourhood Group - Goldie Park garden community compost project

Kortright Presbyterian Church - Food security garden

Royal City Nursery - Sustainable agriculture harvest

Seed Soil Spirit - Kalima Farm seed fund

St. George's Park Community Garden - Expansion to connect community and foster resilience

Socially Financing Our Future

Our Food Future

A Smart Cities Circular Food Economy Project​

Inspired by the planet’s natural cycles, a circular food economy reorganizes and regenerates the systems that feed us, eliminating waste, replenishing our ecological systems, sharing economic prosperity, and nourishing our communities. In Guelph-Wellington, we are working to build a circular food economy that will achieve a 50% increase in access to affordable nutritious food, 50 new circular economy businesses and collaborations and a 50% increase in circular economic revenue by recognizing the value of waste.

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