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Calgary newcomers find community garden, learn Indigenous ways at Land of Dreams farm

A unique farm in southeast Calgary that offers newcomers a chance to connect with, and learn from, Indigenous communities, launches its growing season Saturday morning.

Sponsored by the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS),The Land of Dreams farm on 84 Street S.E. provides space for newcomers who have resettled to have greater access to healthy food, lifestyle, and environment through the cultivation of a community garden.

The farm has been recognized as a ‘Promising Practice’ by Pathways to Prosperity (P2P, a national alliance dedicated to providing an actionable evidence base for immigrant settlement and integration policies and programs in Canada.

The Saturday kickoff event will feature a potluck lunch, music and dance. It kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Land of Dreams Urban Farm, at 6525-84 Street S.E.

This is a developing story that will be updated throughout the day.

Land of Dreams farm launch, 2023. The farm launches its 2024 growing season Saturday at 10 a.m. (Photo courtesy CCIS)

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