Building food security and community resilience in Onward Willow.
Located at Shelldale Family Gateway, in Guelph’s Onward Willow Neighbourhood, we are partnering to create a robust food landscape for all community members.
Shelldale Farm Park…
- increases access to nutritious food for residents of Onward Willow
- brings community members together to share food skills (like growing and cooking!)
- builds community resiliency and social engagement
Community engagement to the core
The project started in 2021 with a robust community engagement process, followed by rehabilitating and animating our community garden and community kitchen. This includes accessible raised beds, a composting area, and picnic tables.
Residents of Onward Willow are creating a long-term plan for the site that best meets the needs of the community. Facilities could include: market, four-season commercial greenhouse, year-round hydroponic growing container, outdoor pavilion, walking trail, naturalized playground, rain water harvesting demonstration, and more! See the full concept drawing here.
Main project partners are Onward Willow residents, Guelph Community Health Centre, Everdale Farm, Shelldale Family Gateway, Kindle, and the City of Guelph’s Our Food Future.
For more info, contact:
Omelnisaa Giddam, Shelldale Farm Park Coordinator
[email protected] // 519 821 6638 X401