Achillea Endeavours values the holistic care of the earth by supporting eco-farming practices. It was created alongside the genesis of the first biodynamic farm in Ottawa, Riverglen Farm, in 2001. It received its Charitable Status in 2005.
Since its inception, Achillea Endeavours has given several grants to individuals in the Ottawa region to benefit from biodynamic farming courses. It was instrumental in the beginnings of successful biodynamic farm.
Over the years it has facilitated educational farming and nature connection programs for school children and people with disabilities, and it continues with the provision of agricultural employment training through eco-farming apprenticeships. It is currently supporting the Start-Up Farm Program at Just Food as well as projects with Earth Path, an educational organization dedicated to connecting people to the natural world in and around Ottawa.
Achillea Endeavours strives to create opportunities to foster relationships with artists and those who work on the land by organizing artistic events in conjunction with its fundraising activities and it works to advance the general public’s understanding and appreciation of the interface between culture and agriculture, while facilitating the meeting of artists and farmers.