Grant Highlight: New Farmers to Grow, New Places to Go


$400,000 grant over three years

Approximately half of all newcomers to Canada settle in the Golden Horseshoe, bringing with them their skills, energy, cultures and often, farming experience. The University of Guelph’s Centre for Land and Water Stewardship, in partnership with FarmStart, supports new farmers in the Greenbelt by offering multiple tours of the regions, successfully planting plots of six ethno-cultural crops, and providing training and resources to help new farmers onto their feet.

By exploring opportunities such as the farming of currently leased lands, development of a farm training centre and the creation of new ethnic food markets, this project is injecting new life and perspectives into Greenbelt agriculture.


The Foundation has assisted many innovative grantees over the years through our grants program. Over the next couple of months, we will be featuring grants past and present on our homepage to highlight the great work of many organizations across the Greenbelt.

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