What's new at Sandown? Check out what we've been up to since our last update!
We have been featured in Megaphone Magazine! Check out the spread by downloading the PDF below.
We saw some serious sunshine in May which presented some challenges keeping the gardens and farms cool and the spring plants from bolting! The farmers have been using the hardening off racks created by the ReWood team to acclimatize seedlings from the greenhouse to the field, and the community gardeners have already filled three of five compost pallet bays! We are extremely thankful for ReWood's hard work and dedication to supporting our local growers.
Our community gardens are now full!
Check out our upcoming volunteer opportunities below!
Compost building with soil scientist Brooke Hayes
Invasive species pull with Manager of Stewardship Matthew
Become a regular volunteer with one of our Regenerative Farmers
For more info and to RSVP, email email@example.com
We recently had 40 Grade 12 students from Claremont participate at Sandown for a school field trip, where they learned about food security, restoration, and got their hands dirty helping out farmers and ivy pulling.
We are hosting tours for school groups, businesses, and more! Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a guided tour and activity.
In 2021, Growing Chefs and Growing Young Farmers came to Sandown during our first year on the land to find out more about our non-profit. Check out these videos they created featuring our previous Community Engagement Manager, Jen Rashleigh, and notice how far we've come in such a short time!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our farmers at the plant sale! It was a great turn out, and we are thankful for your continued commitment to increasing local food security.
Stay tuned for more updates! Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture
The Sandown Centre is located on the traditional lands of the SENĆOŦEN speaking W̱SĺḴEM (Tseycum) peoples of the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations. We respectfully acknowledge how colonialism disrupted ties between Indigenous peoples' and their traditional food ways and seek to reconcile this through thoughtful, collaborative, and inclusive land care. We are grateful for the Tseycum peoples’ careful stewardship of these lands and waters since time immemorial and to this day.