Flour Mill Community Farm
The Flour Mill Community Farm is a community-driven project that was sparked by residents of Greater Sudbury who wanted to make positive change in the Flour Mill and Donovan neighbourhoods.
Since breaking ground in 2017, this initiative has used agriculture as a tool to help youth gain meaningful job experience, social skills development, and a deeper connection to the environment and the food system.
Fresh, ecologically raised produce is grown by the youth each year and is offered at affordable prices to those living near the farm. The farm produces hundreds of pounds of food each year, and has employed over 50 youth in Greater Sudbury, as well as new, aspiring farmers. In 2023, a new ¼ acre site will be put into production to better-supply those accessing food through the project.
What's happening at the farm?
“Cambrian College is hosting a one-day conference, Empowering Local Food Initiatives: Reflections on current projects and visions for the future, about eating well, food security and how to improve the availability of local food on the menu.”
“Sudbury’s first urban community farm has launched a new fundraising initiative to help fund their programming next season. The Flour Mill Community Farm was established in 2017 and this past year, the group marked its sixth growing season. Just in time for the holidays, the farm is selling Canadian-made T-shirts and crewneck shirts.”
“Sudbury’s first urban farm, the Flour Mill Community Farm, held its annual open house on Aug. 17, the sixth year for the event. It’s a chance to celebrate the beginning of the harvest and the hard work that has gone into the garden.”