Each month, FARM staff and volunteers take evening shifts from Wednesday through the weekend patrolling the DTES alleys. Leaders are trained in CPR, naloxone administration and basic first responder tools. We are doing our very best to provide support for our vulnerable community members and the hard working paramedics amidst this crisis. In addition, FARM always has naloxone on site and staff are trained to act in case of overdose.
Check out The Carnegie Newsletter for The Gram, a new bi-monthly column that answers question's on cannabis, dispensaries and policy! Questions can be submitted either at The Farm or at the CCAP office (2nd floor, Carnegie Centre) and the answers will be published in the next edition.
Announcing the launch of our new budcast, FARMradio! Featuring mixes by our favorite local artists and DJ's, we present our members with these sonic aids to their meditations. Each mix focuses on enlivening a different strain we carry. With a desire to profile women making music in our community, we invite you to check out this new level of healing provided by the empowered voices of our sisters (and some brothers)
Join The Farm at Oppenheimer park as we capture some of the fun at our PhotoBooth!
HomeGround is a yearly festival organized by Carnegie Community Centre that celebrates the DTES community. Food, Entertainment, Talent Shows, Crafts, Gourmet Dinners and lots of laughs are all on the bill!
Join us this holiday season to celebrate the strong women of our community!
All proceeds from this evening will go to support The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre at 302 Columbia Street (right across from the shop!).
For 38 years, the DEWC has provided a safe space for women and children in the Downtown Eastside. They provide practical support, basic necessities and hot nutritious meals to over 500 women and children every day. They support women to make positive changes in their lives by connecting them to a continuum of services including outreach, advocacy, wellness, recreation, housing and skills development.
Please help us in honouring their continued devotion to supporting the women in our community!
Join us on Saturday August 1st 2015 at Oppenheimer Park, and support the Downtown Eastside Street Market. Our staff and volunteers will be serving hot dogs and complimentary coffee for a minimum donation of only $1.00 with all proceeds to support the Drug Users Resource Centre and Downtown Eastside Street Market.
Collaborating with the Drug Users Resource Centre, Farm ran 4 successful months of cannabis programming. We covered topics of anxiety management and how cannabis use could either exacerbate or alleviate symptoms, safe dosage of extracts and edibles for chronic pain sufferers, the health benefits of non-psychoactive components to cannabis and also hosted industry professionals to describe how they approached cannabis from an entrepreneurial lens. These seminars were meant to inspire, clarify and provide a platform to talk openly about lifestyle, addiction and alternative approaches to healthcare. This was quickly identified as a harm-reduction approach to supportive services and many attendees shared their personal stories of how cannabis could be (and had been!) used as an aid in detox efforts and managing some of the chronic issues of pain, depression or anxiety that often lead to over-medication and relapses.
Join us Sunday, June 28th, and support the DTES (Downtown Eastside Street Market). Our staff and volunteers will be serving hot dogs and complimentary coffee for a minimum donation of only $1.00 with all proceeds to support the Drug Users Resource Centre and Downtown Eastside Street Market.
Join us Sunday, June 7th, and support the DTES (Downtown Eastside Street Market). Our staff and volunteers will be serving hot dogs and complimentary coffee for a minimum donation of only $1.00 with all proceeds to support the Drug Users Resource Centre and Downtown Eastside Street Market.