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Urban Agriculture Resources

- FoodShare, Toronto: www.foodshare.net
- City Farmer: www.cityfarmer.org / www.cityfarmer.info
- Centre for Urban Agriculture: www.fairviewgardens.org
- Community Food Security Coalition: www.foodsecurity.org
- Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture & Food Security: www.ruaf.org
- Intervale Farm Incubator program: www.intervale.org
- SPIN Farming (Small Plot INtensive): www.spinfarming.com
- Just Food, NYC: www.justfood.org
- UBC Farm: www.landfoodubc.ca/ubcfarm
- Rhizome Collective: www.rhizomecollective.org
- Ryerson University Centre for Studies in Food Security & Urban Agriculture
- Edible Schoolyard Project: www.edibleschoolyard.org

City Chickens:
www.urbanchickens.org
www.TheCityChicken.com
www.backyardchickens.com

Urban Beekeeping:
www.honeybee.com
www.foodshare.net

Urban Fruit Tree Projects:
www.fallenfruit.org
www.vancouverurbanagriculture.ca
www.lifecycles.ca
www.portlandfruit.org

Urban Agriculture

Millions globally practice urban agriculture, while governments and non-profit organizations are increasingly promoting it to enhance urban food security, health, community building, sustainable livelihoods, and environmental management. Urban agriculture can include food production and animal husbandry, and is 3-5 times more productive per acre than traditional large-scale agriculture.

On the 1/3 acre at Little City Farm the urban agriculture projects are continuously in motion with each new season. Some of the tasks include:

  • Growing much of the produce to sustain our family in our 12 raised garden beds
  • Growing more than 100 varieties of edible and medicinal herbs on our property
  • tending 12 edible fruit & nut trees (apples, pears, cherry, plum, hazelnut and black walnut)
  • Growing blueberries, grapes, raspberries, strawberries, currents, gooseberries
  • Growing at least 12 kinds of edible flowers
  • Cultivating woodland shiitake mushrooms using inoculated logs
  • Hosting our annual May 24 weekend Organic & Heirloom Seedling Sale, specializing in heritage tomatoes, brassicas and basil varieties
  • Saving seeds each fall to help preserve heritage seed varieties
  • Growing winter greens in our grow tunnels
  • Extending the season with our passive solar greenhouse
  • Composting and vermicomposting our kitchen and garden scraps
  • Keeping a small happy flock of backyard hens
  • Organizing a fruit tree harvesting project to harvest abandoned fruit around the city
  • Plans to organize a beekeeping co-op with other community members.

We offer ongoing monthly workshops in the area of urban agriculture, let by guest facilitators or us. In the past workshops have included topics such as permaculture, beekeeping, herb drying, composting, fruit tree pruning, seed starting, and bio-intensive gardening. View Workshops & Events for upcoming activities.

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LITTLE CITY FARM
508 Duke Street West, Kitchener, ON, N2H 3Y8
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Phone: (519) 575-9174
Email: info@littlecityfarm.ca