Next Meeting - Thursday, February 8, 2018
by Leaside Garden Society
Join us at our next meeting on Thursday, February 8, 2018 when Deena DelZotto & Rachel Kimel will speak about Bowery Project.
Their joint love for food (growing it and eating it), working with their hands and giving back to the community prompted Deena DelZotto & Rachel Kimel to start the Bowery Project. Passing through downtown Toronto, noticing several lots which had been vacant for years, they asked themselves, why can’t we grow food there? There was no good answer why not. The seed was planted and the journey began.
The Bowery Project is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to create opportunities for urban agriculture through the temporary use of vacant lots. Bowery Project designs, builds and manages mobile urban farms in downtown Toronto. We grow food for local chefs/restaurants and charities while engaging the community through fun, creative and educational programming. All produce will be grown in re-purposed milk crates that sit above the land. A farm of up to 5000 crates can be disassembled and relocated within 24 hours. This mobility allows for an easy change of location when the land must be claimed for its subsequent use – such as development, remediation or sale.
The Bowery Project's main objectives are to transform vacant urban lots into vibrant and productive growing spaces, and to engage and educate the community in farm experiences and environmental sustainability in the city.
Come and join us at the Leaside Library, 165 McRae Drive, on the evening of Thursday, February 8, 2018. Refreshments are available prior to the meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m.