Grow Your Own Gourmet Mushrooms + Organic Sprouts | Fungaea
They provide grow your own oyster mushroom starter kits with eco friendly packaging. With their kit you can practice a little urban farming on your kitchen counter. [Read More]
 
FoodShare
FoodShare is a charity organization working to increase the availibility of healthy food for all. They promote urban agriculture by starting both community and school gardens. They run nutrition programs within schools. They have a good food box program which works to establish connections with farmers and delivers food to people throughout the city for a small cost. They also have an impressive compost system. ... [Read More]
 
Not Far From The Tree
Not far from the tree connects homeowners with fruit trees with groups of volunteers willing to pick them. The fruit then gets dividies up 1/3 each to the home owner, the volunteers and shelters/foodbanks/community kitchens. Turns out there is a suprising amount of food growing in the city. In 2010 they picked 19,695 pounds of fruit and the project has expanded to more neighbourhoods since then. The idea has proven to be super popular and picks often fill up in a wink ... [Read More]
 
Toronto Community Garden Network
I spent an afternoon a week at a community garden during 2008 and 2009. The first year I didn't have access to growing space but taking part in the community garden allowed me to grow enough to meet pretty much all my vegetable needs for the summer. I returned to the garden the following year despite moving to an apartment with a backyard garden because it turns out community gardens are a pretty awesome social experience. So how to get in on the growing? TCGN has created a large ... [Read More]
 
The Toronto Beekeeper’s Co-operative
I discovered the Toronto Beekeepers Co-op a couple of years ago through friends at foodshares community garden. There are people keeping bees in the city? It seemed incredible, never mind that I'd been deeply afraid of bees and the possibility I might be alergic to stings, this was something I had to do(Turns out bee alergies are extremly rare and I don't have one.) How could I resist? I'm a total sweet fiend and the possibility of getting my own hands sticky in the pr... [Read More]