(FFH)² is a sub-project of "The Art of Soil Collective" which supports community, soil and creative engagement of all kinds in the service of ecological-social justice and healing.
(FFH)² is a 3-year urban agriculture project in the City of Guelph funded by the “Our Food Future” megaproject.
(FFH)² functions as an open collective with newcomers of all ages, and from all corners of the globe, who have expressed interest in learning how to grow food, or, who already know how to grow food but currently lack access to arable land, a supportive community, tools or $$. We welcome volunteers and allies of BIPOC communities new to Guelph & Wellington county.
Our qualitative and quantitative date attests that participants enjoy a: decrease in overall fresh food costs; greater range of culturally appropriate and highly desirable foods; improved physical health through outdoor activities and high quality, fresher, organic produce in their family’s diet; improved mental health through decreased social isolation; increased sense of purpose and meaningfulness within a larger, welcoming diverse group;
improved English language skills, networking opportunities; respectful and joyful cultural knowledge exchange (language, customs, food-ways, recipes, tasting & sharing dishes prepared from the fresh vegetables).
We are keen to identity and support future possibilities for income generation in the urban agricultural sector and we welcome co-partners in this aspect of our work.
(FFH)² participants become skilled and confident urban farmers and gardeners; empowered to propose new community gardens near their schools, neighborhoods, workplaces, and cultural centers; ready to serve as Volunteer Coordinators of community gardens in the future; poised for other leadership roles in Guelph-Wellington; wise advisors to the City on urban agriculture, diversity, environmental concerns and local-global food-security matters.
We love this project! You will too! Please consider supporting us in any way you can.
The (FFH)² team, 2022.