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FortWhyte Farms

Growing youth, food, and community.

The Road to Self-Reliance

FortWhyte Farms partners with high schools and youth-serving organizations to bring young people into nature to learn about food, farming, health and wellness.

Young people at FortWhyte Farms gain skills and confidence through four stages

  1. Academic and Skill Building
    Hands-on learning at the Farm and in the kitchen.
  2. Summer Employment
    A supportive full-time summer job placement.
  3. Leadership Program
    Supports a focus on gaining independence through specific skills.
  4. Bridging to Off-Site Employment and High School Graduation
    Youth become FortWhyte Alive ambassadors while preparing to graduate and move on to further education, training, or apprenticeships.
Three kune kune pigs in the pasture

The Goods: Community Shared Agriculture

Enjoy local produce while supporting youth in our community. Each box includes 8-15 items that are harvested, washed, and packed by youth on the farm, plus a few special veggies, herbs, and recipes to try.

Update: 2020 shares are now sold out.

Commercial Kitchen for Rent

Our state-of-the-art commercial kitchen can be the start of your new business venture! It is available for rent throughout the year for short-term and long-term rental agreements. Kitchen renters must provide:

  • $100 non-refundable deposit
  • a Certificate of Insurance with FortWhyte Alive added as an additional insured
Four youth smiling as they cook in the FortWhyte Farms kitchen

Question about rentals?

Contact Owen Campbell.

Owen Campbell

Kitchen Coordinator

Email

(204) 895-2373 x 223

FARM STORIES

“I enjoy working at the farm because what I do in the farm is what I am interested in.”

Hi I am Simon. I like to work outside and working with my hands and I am interested in working with plants. I like growing them and also working with animals, taking care of them which is what I do here at the farm. I also like music, working out at the gym and I like soccer. I enjoy working at the farm because what I do on the farm is what I am interested in so it is a fun place for me.

A story of hope amid the climate crisis

At FortWhyte Farms we grow youth, food, and community. Youth like Kara, a 16-year-old Fort Richmond Collegiate student who has volunteered and worked on the Farm, experience pride and meaning in their work as community members come to buy fresh vegetables.