A small-scale ecological farm on a summer camp, Young Roots Farm at Camp Amy Molson is a nourishing, accessible learning space nestled in the foothills of the Laurentian forest, on unceded Anishinaabe and Kanienke’ha territory. Our goal is to motivate youth to eat, think and act for a greener future, and to strengthen our communities from the roots.
Since 2011, we have been building abundance on the land with the conviction that pulling food from the soil is the most fun and delicious way to foster healthy attitudes towards food and our environment. We grow food to prepare it and share it together. With over 550 participants throughout summer camp season and harvest season, cooking and working together, we are reminded along with kids of all ages that the goodness of the earth is what sustains us.
Our farm produces over 900 kg of vegetables, fruits and herbs without chemicals or pesticides, with methods that build soil and invite earthworms, frogs, snakes, wild turkeys and humans to find their balanced place in the ecosystem.