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Urban Agriculture

Urban agriculture is the growing of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and raising of animals within and around cities. 

Urban Agriculture Projects in York Region 

UpStream Project

UpStream Project

upStream is a demonstration aquaponics unit in Newmarket.
Community & School Gardens

Community & School Gardens

There’s nothing quite like eating fresh veggies and fruits grown in your garden. The sweetness and flavor from each bite bursts in your mouth, leaving you with a clear understanding of what a tomato, pea and carrot is really suppose to taste like.
Community Composting

Community Composting

By building on the great work that is currently being done in York Region, we hope to make York Region a leader in terms of doing training on building healthy soil, reducing waste, creating more green spaces...

York Region Urban Agriculture Events

Deepening Our Roots

In June 2014, Seeds For Change in partnership with City of Vaughan, City of Markham and York Region Food Network, held Deepening Our Roots, a panel discussion on community gardens and urban food growing in York Region. Bringing together community organizations, municipalities, businesses and gardeners, this event offered an opportunity to share best practices and policies around food growing.

The Deepening Our Roots event brought together six panelists, under the themes of enabling policies for urban food growing and community-led urban agriculture initiatives.

Click on the title bleow to see the full presentation:

Enabling Policies for Urban Food Growing

City of Markham Home Organics Program

City of Vaughan Community Garden Policy

York Region Food Charter

Community-Led Urban Agriculture Initiatives

Markham Grows Seed Library

From Earth to Table

Seeds For Change