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FortWhyte Farms Resources

Build a culture of sustainability through urban agriculture and food security.

Master your own agriculture and food processing projects with how-to videos and guides. Get started today with these tried and tested resources from FortWhyte Farms.

Looking to start with something easy? Check out our FortWhyte Farms YouTube series for video tutorials created by youth on the farm.

Food Processing for Food Security

Know how to safely preserve food in a commercial kitchen and how to implement your own summer market.


  • Food Preservation
  • Getting Your Food to Market
  • Commercial Kitchen
  • Kitchen Safety
Jars of FortWhyte Farms jam on a shelf

Laying Hens

Understand how to set up your own brooder, care for hens, and raise your own flock for egg production.


  • Egg Incubation
  • Laying Hen Care
Youth leaning down to feed flock of chickens

Broiler Chicken Meat Production

Learn how and why we raise free-range chickens at FortWhyte Farms and how to start raising them for yourself and your community.


  • Raising Broilers
A broiler chicken in the chicken coop.


Learn how to successfully care for rabbits as livestock.


  • Raising Rabbits
Two hands holding a white and brown rabbit at FortWhyte Farms.


Learn about FortWhyte Farms’ passive solar cold-climate greenhouse. The passive solar design has many benefits including lower energy inputs and suitability for northern climates. This enables a greenhouse to operate year-round, increasing the access and affordability of local, nutritious food.


  • Passive Solar Greenhouse
Basil plants growing in a passive solar greenhouse.


Learn how to create a healthy environment for gardening and composting and how it contributes to sustainability.


  • Cold Climate Gardens
  • Compost
  • Soil
  • Garden Planning
Two hands press into the dirt on either side of a small green plant


Learn the basics of beekeeping, honey bee biology and how to start a small-scale apiary.


  • Beekeeping Basics
Four adults are dressed head to toe in beekeeping protective gear. Two hold up blocks covered in bees.

Medicine Garden

Learn how medicine gardens contribute to food security by supporting health and wellbeing, and how to plan for your own.


  • Medicine Garden
Chamomile plant in the wild

FortWhyte Farms Programming

Get an overview of FortWhyte Farms’ program model, including the 4 stages of our Road to Self Reliance, our annual program calendar of activities, and examples of program materials that can be adapted for similar projects.


  • FortWhyte Farms Program Model
  • Teaching Youth in the Kitchen
  • Teaching Youth in the Garden
Four youth smiling as they cook in the FortWhyte Farms kitchen


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Special thanks

All resources are made with the support of The Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.