Highfield Farm is an urban community farm hub. By becoming a member, you are contributing to a localized food system where the success of our operations and the health of our environment is a direct reflection of the strength of our community.
Register as a member to volunteer, participate in our programming, or collaborate with us. All of our membership levels have different benefits- check out all options to see which one suits your needs!
By registering as a member, you are expected to adhere to our policies and procedures, and you will be added to our volunteer list and newsletter.
Membership for individuals who would like to be part of the community, and get their hands dirty from time to time! This is our basic membership which allows you access to the farm and discounts on programming, events and products.
Membership for folx looking for full-farm access. This is our level-up membership that allows you access to the farm with some great benefits.
Family membership includes up to 4 individuals.
50$/yr indv OR $100/yr family
Membership for companies/groups/organizations that want to be actively involved in a healthy local food system. This membership features large group access to the farm and your own shared growing space.
Membership for farmers looking to *scale-up* and be part of a collaborative urban agriculture model. This membership is specifically tailored to your needs, and eligibility is dependent on your capacity to contribute substantially to our community benefit plan. Please complete contact form to begin the application process.
Cost based on needs analysis
“Having a designated yard among other farmers feels like the sense of community that has been lacking from my home business. I’m so excited to raise bees in another urban ecosystem, engage in community events to meet like-minded individuals and have the autonomy to operate the bones of my operation on my own schedule. The most valuable asset gained will be the ‘hive-mind’ of other hard working individuals. Thanks for taking me in, HRF!”
- Amber Yano, MOB Honey
Grower member since 2021
Explore all upcoming volunteer opportunities. For more information, click through to each event page, or see our Drop-in Days program page for details on weekly recurring opportunities.
Please register as a member prior to volunteering so you will be well prepared when you arrive on site.
SPECIALTY VOLUNTEER ROLES
Certain roles on the farm require more commitment and commitment than our drop-in hours. These roles are often associated with more responsibilities, opportunities for growth, and skill development. Click on the role that you are interested in for role descriptions and how to apply.
An active farm takes a lot of resources and support, and we feel very fortunate to be part of a warm and collaborative community. To improve our capacity to meet the growing food access needs of our city, and expand our activity offerings, we are currently seeking support in the form of financial contributions and in-kind donations from organizations who align with our values.
Through our generous partner Parks Foundation Calgary, we are able to offer tax-deductible receipts for all financial donations to our farm.
Have something else to donate?? Send us an email! We are always happy to accept donations of the following items, though we are unable to provide tax receipts for non-financial donations:
Quality, clean soil - screened topsoil, garden mixes
Seeds and plants - seed packets, potting materials, seedlings, trees and shrubs
Building Materials - lumber, dimensional cedar, dimensional pressure treated, fence posts, framing, PVC pipes, hoop house kits, polycarbonate panels, insulation,
Equipment - skid steer bobcat, shredder, tub grinder, conveyors, forklift, loader, pumps, lights, heating pads
Harvesting and Packing equipment - harvest bins, 5-6 gallon buckets, scales, printer for labels, washing machine (to be converted into produce washer)
Tools - shovels, hard rakes, hoes, hand trowels, backpack sprayers, storage sheds
Fencing - chain link, metal posts, temporary construction fence, deer fence kits, precast concrete lego blocks
Security - locks, lighting, cameras
Program supplies - paper, markers, stickers, embroidery/patches, tables, chairs
Thank you to our Donors!
Work with Us
There are currently no job opportunities available. Thanks for your interest!