Situated on a 30-acre plot of land in southeast Calgary, the Land of Dreams is an urban farming initiative which brings community, social connection, and food together in one exciting initiative. The project is in partnership with recently arrived immigrants and refugees.
- create belonging.
- grow healthy food and increase food security.
- heal the land.
- connect with local First Nations communities.
2019 marked our inaugural growing season and it was a huge success. Sixteen (16) newcomer families worked together to strengthen familial and community relationships, within and across cultural groups.
Participants appreciated the educational value of learning about growing local food, the enjoyment they felt being out on the farm, and, for some, the chance to reconnect with a farming practice similar to what they knew prior to arriving in Canada.
The harvest was a great success yielding over 500 pounds of beets, carrots, kale, spinach, collard greens, cabbage, potatoes and more.
Future plans will see the introduction of bees to the Land of Dreams. This is the beginning of a rewilding project that will improve our impact on the land as we continue to work with newcomers as they grow food together.
If you are interested in being part of this exciting undertaking, as a volunteer or supplier, or if you would like to donate, please contact Rod Olson or click on our donate tab and look for Land of Dreams.