The Hendrick Foundation’s mission is to demonstrate, through education and action, the viability and health of neighbourhoods that focus on local agriculture, outdoor natural and recreational spaces, community connection, and good urban planning. Its goals are to ensure the community maintains a connection with local agricultural production and the land through the preservation of the on-site organic farm; ensure continued access to outdoor recreational spaces for residents and the public, while keeping the natural surroundings healthy and beautiful, through the creation and maintenance of parks, trails, and gardens; build and maintain engagement, connections, and partnerships within the local community by providing event spaces, support, and resources; and lastly, to demonstrate and increase awareness of the importance of the impact of urban planning principles on lifestyle and community building.
The Hendrick Foundation currently runs Hendrick Farm’s organic farming operations and maintains all common green spaces and trails. It also runs a variety of programming throughout the spring, summer, and fall, including volunteer days and workshops, and maintains a variety of partnerships with community groups. Event space is offered to community groups whose mandates align with those of the Foundation.
One per cent of all Hendrick Farm home sales in perpetuity will directly support the Hendrick Foundation’s operations and programming.