Community Development Vision

ADINKRAFARM has been offering programmes to community for over 10 years. We are officially registering as a non profit and will continue to operate as a cooperative, community building organization.  It is a welcoming space for all, based on the principles of AFRICENTRIC Leadership which require optimism, confidence, truth, knowledge centred on African cultures and values, love, life-long learning, and living in harmony with nature and humanity.We offer opportunities for community to to learn plan and develop in harmony through three pillars of sustainability: RECLAIM, BUILD and GROW.

We will RECLAIM our heritage, cultural traditions and relationship with the land, BUILD facilities on the property, community institutions and partnerships for the future and GROW together through economic development projects, community farming, food sovereignty initiatives and cultivating healthy community relationships that enable our communities to develop resources that contribute to our country and our world.

sank2_sm SANKOFA RECLAIM  

Renovate and Refurbish  projects  RECLAIM the existing property, Cultural events aim to  RECLAIM our African heritage and community connections.

RECLAIM activities include:  wedding events,  children’s heritage camps, youth and adult retreats and our annual Kwanzaa event on December 28th.  We host individuals seeking respite from the city and an opportunity to gain a fresh perspective of their work as artists or their lives in general. We continue to encourage opportunities for healing and development and will expand this programming.

Renovation plans: update the recording the studio space, renovate and upgrade the basement, pave the driveway.

YOU CAN HELP! we are seeking community volunteers to do this work, investors to contribute materials, time and ideas and money to help us complete the project.

Sankofa Symbol meaning:  “It’s never to late to go back and fetch it”  – symbolic of reclaiming our identity, culture, values and restoring our purpose

 boam_sm BOA ME NA ME MOA WO – BUILD

We are exploring opportunities to BUILD on the property further by adding new indoor  and outdoor spaces and features to the property.  Planned building initiatives include:  Accommodations, Treehouse, Leadership Centre. With support from community members and friends, we completed the Fence project in 2014 and purchased a run-in and feed trough for the horses.  This project is also about investing to BUILD a community institution for the benefit of future generations. 

Boa Me Na Me Moa Wo Symbol meaning: ” Cooperation and Interdependence”  – what we do with and for one another

 Asase Ye DuruASASE YE DURU GROW

Respect to Asase Yaa ( Mother Earth), we will cultivate the land to GROW food to support secure food sources and generate alternative sources of power.  We have conducted an assessment of the soil and have successfully grown crops including sunflower seeds, beans, garlic, melons, carrots and kale.  We will be exploring other crops and opportunities to share information about farming – soil, planting, nurturing, reaping, greenhouse development – as a community development project in support and promotion of community food security.

Asase Ye Duru Symbol meaning: “the earth has weight” – a symbol of the divinity of mother earth

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