Shelldale Farm Park is located at Shelldale Community Centre, in Guelph’s Onward Willow Neighbourhood. 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. The goals of Shelldale Farm Park are:
- increase access to nutritious food for residents of Onward Willow
- bring community members in Onward Willow together to share food skills (like growing and cooking!)
- build community resiliency and social engagement
The project started in 2021 with the construction of our community garden, including accessible raised beds! Residents of Onward Willow are creating a long-term plan for the site that best meets the needs of the community.
In the future, Farm Park facilities could include: community kitchen, four-season commercial greenhouse, year-round hydroponic growing container, composting area, market, outdoor pavilion, walking trail, shade sails, naturalized playground, picnic tables, rain water harvesting demonstration, and more! See the full concept drawing here.
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