Engineering Support – Outflow Farm, NB

Outflow Ministry Inc. is a faith-based charity that helps people in Saint John who live in poverty by addressing unemployment, hunger, homelessness, and medical costs.

Aerial image of Outflow Farm in New Brunswick

Outflow is currently developing the “Outflow Farm” on a piece of land that they own in Kars Parish, Kings County, NB, which was donated to them in 2012. The Farm will include cabins, ponds, vegetable gardens, hiking trails, and gathering space. A big component of the vision for the farm is to provide a place where members of the Catapult Training and Employment program can put their training and skills to use, as well as provide a work/retreat space for people in need who would likely not have the opportunity otherwise.

Dillon provided support with site engineering and design for their overall site layout, septic system, cabin plans, as well as a structural assessment for an old barn that is in desperate need of repair. Dillon also designed an accessibility ramp for Outflow’s main shelter in Saint John, NB. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the community and surrounding areas who have helped with this project and donated some of their time and/or materials and resources; including, but not limited to: 

  • Hall Bros. Enterprises Ltd. – Equipment provider
  • Sarcon Construction Ltd.  – Septic installation, access road construction, debris/garbage removal
  • Alantra Leasing Inc. – Trailer donation for mobile cabin
  • E.R. Steeves Ltd. – Well installation
  • Heritage Window & Door Inc. – Window and door provider
  • Jake Of All Trades (John Urquhart) – Certified ICF builder
  • Andrew Killiam – Building movers/raisers
  • Gable Enterprises Ltd. – ICF Provider
  • Loch Lomond Home Hardware Building Center – Building material provider
  • Brian Hook – Building Inspector
  • Tim Brown – Septic Inspector

The new central septic system designed by Dillon will now receive septic waste from the existing house, as well as the waste from three cabins. Our team also assisted with an accessibility ramp for their main shelter in Saint John.