This week, Calgary has been abuzz with Pride events and celebrations. As a gesture of our support, we're donating all proceeds from the sale of our limited-edition pride-themed postcards and stickers to the Highfield Regenerative Farm's Rainbow Garden Club.
About the Rainbow Garden Club
Launched last spring, the Rainbow Garden Club was started by a volunteer to provide a safe space for trans youth. It has since grown to include individuals and families of many ages and identities in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
The club meets weekly to develop and further projects at the farm while gaining exposure to gardening and agriculture. Families and individuals are welcomed to work in the garden, create art, and help out with hands-on tasks like painting or repair together. The club has served as a valuable space for queer-identifying folks and allies to create community, and to become connected to the local food system!
There's strength in community and we're reaching out to ours to help ensure the Rainbow Garden Club and its members are able to keep their safe space going.
Postcards and stickers are available in our online store here.
The funds raised from the sale of our limited-edition artwork will support the club by funding supplies for further art and gardening activities.
Postcards are $7.50 each and stickers are $3.00 each.
The beautiful artwork series was designed by local artist, Siri Claire @siris__series.
A note from the Rainbow Garden Club founder, Barb Sheldon:
"I would love for us to perhaps have our own plot next year, and funds raised could go towards that, or to providing more education based programming for our members. This is truly so kind. I know how thrilled our members will be to see the garden continue next year, in part due to your generous support."
Want to get involved with the Rainbow Garden Club?
The intention of this group is to connect us with each other, with our food, get our hands in the dirt, and create a safe and inclusive space in nature for our community. There are many opportunities on the farm, and we can be open to how we want to connect with the gardens. Come ready to work, bring protective gear like gloves, sunscreen, hats, and water, and see you there. The location and meeting times will be sent to you once your membership is confirmed.
In order to become a member, please submit a quick bio to our group administrator, Barb (she/her), to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining who you are and why you would like to join our group on the farm.
Thanks to all, and happy Pride! 🏳️🌈