Feeding our community and educating the next generation of farmers
YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre proudly operates a 2-acre, ecological farm in Schomberg. During the summer, we harvest delicious, healthy vegetables for our Harvest Share members and provide educational experiences through our Summer Day Camp programs and Outdoor Education programs. It takes a lot of hard work to run a farm, but our passion for sharing the benefits of locally grown food makes it well worth it.
About Our Farm
Our “Gentle” Farming Cultivates Biodiversity
It all begins with the soil, the rich bed of nutrients that give our vegetables vitamins and flavour. Our gentle, low-tillage method of farming allows the natural processes in the soil to occur, such as the growth of microbes and small critters, and improves the soil structure. Our aim is to let the ecosystem regenerate and flourish with as little disturbance as possible.
Our small-scale market garden approach to farming allows us to grow a great diversity of crops (Usually over 40 different vegetables and hundreds of varieties!) It is an immense privilege to be able to grow and educate folks on the great diversity of crops we are able to grow in our climate and we love experimenting with new crops and interesting varietals each season.
YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre
13300 11th Concession
Main Office: 905-859-9622 x 0
Outdoor Centre Inquiries: 647-294-8288
Day Camp Registration: 647-439-6611
Day Camp (July & August): 416-508-4301
Kinder Day Camp (July & August): 416-464-6975