The New Farmhouse

We are pleased to share that we broke ground for our new farmhouse on Monday, September 23rd! It was a morning full of community and celebration. As a refresher, the Glenora Farmhouse will create five additional residential care spaces for Companions and two Coworker rooms. The house will also provide an apartment for a resident farmer. In total, the Glenora Farm Farmhouse will be a 7-bedroom, fully accessible facility built to Licensing Standards for residential care facilities.

David Coulson’s custom design will overlook our three-acre biodynamic vegetable garden and blend beautifully with the surrounding landscape. The project has been planned to minimize any disruption to the farm’s natural ecology, allowing many of the surrounding trees to remain in place and incorporating cut trees into the design through on-site millwork. The building will be situated to take advantage of natural solar energy and a rain-water collection system will be incorporated to reduce potable water consumption. This natural, low-impact design reflects Glenora Farm’s commitment to sustainable, symbiotic agriculture and is intended to create a welcoming, restorative space for community members and those who will call the Farmhouse home.

The following is a list of the materials, supplies, and services that Glenora Farm will need to make our dream of a new residential facility a reality. If you are able to donate any of these items/services (or any other goods/services typically required for a build of this nature) or know anyone who may, we appreciate your time in considering our “wish list.” All contributed goods over $25 are eligible for a tax receipt and a cheque exchange option is available for donated services. With your permission, we would love to celebrate your gift publicly.

Thank you for your time and effort in considering and sharing this request. Your gift will go a tremendous distance towards supporting inclusive, empowering residential care for persons with special needs and will leave a lasting legacy in our community.

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