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Brooksdale Environmental Centre

>>Brooksdale Environmental Centre

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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Upcoming Events

Restoration Saturday (Surrey, BC)

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Volunteer Day (Surrey, BC)

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Volunteer Days happen every second Saturday of the month. Click "see all" to view all dates.

Space for God Retreat (Surrey, BC)

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - May 31 @ 5:00 pm

Volunteer Day (Surrey, BC)

June 8 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Volunteer Days happen every second Saturday of the month. Click "see all" to view all dates.

The latest news on our projects

Don’t cry over spilled… Yoghurt?

October 11th, 2018|

I didn't know an A Rocha internship could include learning how to make eight liters of yoghurt! But what better way to practice environmental stewardship than to cut down on plastic containers and [...]

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 [...]