WHAT WE DO
WHY START BOWERY PROJECT?
We believe vacant spaces should be used to grow food.
WHAT IS BOWERY PROJECT?
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.
WHAT IS A "MOBILE URBAN FARM"?
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 it’s subsequent use – such as development, remediation or sale.
WHAT ARE BOWERY PROJECT'S MAIN OBJECTIVES?
- Transform vacant urban lots into vibrant and productive growing spaces
- Engage and educate the community in farm experiences and environmental sustainability in the city
- Support the Farm-to-Table movement by providing locally grown food to restaurants, residents and community organizations
PUSH THE LINK BELOW FOR A SUPER SHORT VIDEO OF CO-FOUNDERS, DEENA AND RACHEL, EXPLAINING THE INSPIRATION FOR AND THE IMPACT OF BOWERY PROJECT (SHOT AND PRODUCED IN 2016 BY TEMIRA BRUCE):
WATCH THIS VIDEO FOR A GREAT EXPLANATION ON BOWERY PROJECT HIGHLIGHTING OUR 2014 SITES: