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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


(204) 895-2373 x 223


Growing Youth

Thanks to your generosity, Shea gained the confidence and skills she needed to land her first job.

Growing Youth, Food and Community

We’re thrilled to share a snapshot of the goings-on at FortWhyte Farms so far this summer. In case you didn't already know, FortWhyte Farms is a pretty magical place — a working, educational farm and a social enterprise growing youth, food and community

Thanks to you Vol. 2

Thanks to you, FortWhyte Farms continues to grow youth who go on to create change in their own families and communities.

Sustainability Tips: Local Food

To celebrate Sustainability Month, members of our FortWhyte team are providing tips on how you can incorporate sustainability into your everyday activities.