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Field Day at Crosby Gitigaan & County Left Farm

Wednesday July 10 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Venue: Malvern Urban Farm

Scarborough, Canada

Standard/Member | Free Register

This in-person event is part of the Ignatius Farm New Farmer Training Program – a collaboration between Ignatius Jesuit Centre, EFAO, Everdale and the National Farmers Union – Ontario. Funding support for this event has been provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.  

Join us for one or both of these field trips!

Agenda

9:30am – 11:30am: In the morning we will meet at Crosby Gitigaan (Malvern urban Farm) in Scarborough. Aiden Crosby is a Black/Indigenous agricultural expert with a passion for showcasing knowledge of Indigenous food systems Aiden is part of a large family from the Ojibwas of Anderdon, a pre-confederation band of mixed Black/Indigenous people living near Windsor, ON. Aiden co runs the farm with his family It is a small scale farm that showcases indigenous agriculture techniques, companion plantings and other ways of growing!

1:00pm – 3:00pm: In the afternoon, we will meet at County Left Farm in Stouffville. County Left is on three acres of land, one of those acres is in mixed vegetable production and the other two are for crop rotations and remain in cover crops during the season. They farm at a small “human” scale – mainly using hand tools and a walk-behind tractor. They take care to figure out by research and observation what the land may need from in order to produce good food for their community.

Preparation

You are welcome to bring a bag lunch and join us while we eat at one of the farms.