About ClearWater Farm

ClearWater Farm, the flagship project of the Ontario Water Centre, is being developed on 8.5 acres at 481 Lake Drive East, Willow Beach.

The OWC is raising funds to re-imagine and repurpose this historic property as a showcase for new solutions while advancing several strategic objectives simultaneously.

  • Giving children and youth the opportunity to grow in confidence and self-esteem, as  young “agri-preneurs” empowered to shape a future where good things happen when  people care about food, water, the land, and each other.
  • Exploring and demonstrating the potential of agro-ecological regenerative farming — inherently water wise — in the context of improving the health of water bodies, and mitigating changing climate and extreme weather effects.
  • Providing innovative approaches to food security through local food experiences: growing, cooking, enjoying and more.
  • Anchoring community-wide efforts to re-envision the local food economy, stimulating a new vision for Georgina, then extending throughout the Lake Simcoe watershed

ClearWater Farm Donation Package

 

To see how ClearWater Farm will unfold, check out these stories of renewal and progress:

ClearWater Farm Case for Support
“Growing a Local Food Economy”

ClearWater Farm Business Plan

ClearWater Master Plan

Where We Are Now

The Ontario Water Centre has been leasing ClearWater Farm from the Town of Georgina since 2015. Since that time, $4 million dollars has been raised by the OWC to develop educational programs and camps for kids, create a weekly food basket program for about 200 households each week and pay for operations and capital expenses.

In 2017, the OWC added a mini – bio digester and four greenhouses to expand the food program and help local economic development. The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario officially opened the Canada 150 Lane and our partners, the Chippewas of Georgina blessed our new Trading Tree rain garden that was designed by kids.

We are now focused on raising money for the “Rebirth of the ClearWater Farm Barn”, a community gathering place and multi-purpose performance space.


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