The Plant an Old-Growth Forest Project has a slightly amended name and will now be called the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest. This ecological restoration and conservation project on 40 hectares began in 2006 and is integral to the work and mission of Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) in sharing the sacredness of Creation through spiritual development and the caring for the land.
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Each year, Ignatius Farm takes on interns for the growing season. Novice internships (full season and 4-month) and Senior internships are available. The interns are an integral part of our farm team, which includes 4 farmers and many volunteers. Novice interns are primarily focused on our Community Shared Agriculture project, a 19 acre organic vegetable operation that supplies produce to approximately 275 participating members. Senior interns have further specializations throughout the farm, and in which the novice interns may assist. The hands–on internships are complemented by a structured learning program, participation in the CRAFT Ontario program, and involvement with the CSA community.
Ignatius Farm has a garden plot just for you. Perhaps you used to garden, but since you move you really don’t have a good place for it now. Or growing up, perhaps you used to garden alongside your parents and now want to garden with your children. Perhaps you’ve been wondering about having a garden, or were curious about organic gardening, but were not sure about how to get started.
Also known as Community Supported Agriculture, CSA is an alternative food access and distribution method where the customer is linked directly to the farm. The customer, or CSA member, purchases “shares” in the harvest, paying at the beginning of the season and receiving a portion of the harvest over the course of the season; thus sharing in the risk and bounty of food production.