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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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Erin Smith: Beholder of Beauty

September 12th, 2018|

by Erin Smith (far right in photo) Three themes emerged during my summer agriculture internship. Beauty, Silliness and Humility. Arriving at A Rocha somewhat weary from a prolonged attempt at making life make sense, I [...]

Emily Quinn Smyth: Community Builder

September 12th, 2018|

by Emily Quinn Smyth I came to A Rocha after studying for a Master of Science. I was stressed and just didn’t feel my heart in it. My arrival at A Rocha set me on [...]

The New Farm and Gift Shop

July 17th, 2018|

Are you looking for local, sustainably-produced gifts, produce and goodies? Are you looking for a way to connect with the friendly folk at A Rocha on a regular basis? Are you looking for an outing [...]