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A place of restoration, inspiration, and preparation

The Brooksdale Environmental Centre is a place of transformation. The flagship project of A Rocha Canada, Brooksdale is one of the most dynamic Christian environmental centres in North America. Brooksdale’s 18-acre property is a living lab comprised of forests, a threatened river system, organic gardens, and heritage houses. This unique combination of sensitive wildlife habitat and agricultural land makes Brooksdale more than a showpiece, but a place where critical environmental issues are researched, addressed, and solved. In addition to running a guest house for overnight retreats, we welcome interns and volunteers to join in our work.

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January Almost Silent Retreat

January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - January 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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A Fun-Guy Walks into the Store…

October 3rd, 2018|

The A Rocha Farm and Gift Shop sits comfortably at the end of the driveway-- ready to greet visitors old and new. It's a place to buy beautiful fair-trade and local goods, from honey to [...]

Jesse Wildeman: Keeper of the Plants

September 13th, 2018|

Jesse has a BSc. in Forest Resource Management, and a background in tree planting, discipleship ministry, outdoor guiding and leadership training. Most recently, he acquired his certification in Permaculture Design. In addition to supporting and [...]

An Interview with Bob Cowin

September 12th, 2018|

What drew you to A Rocha? Curiosity. My daughter had given me a copy of the book about A Rocha Canada, Planted, and I was intrigued by the holistic picture of Christian living that it [...]