Growing a Business in a Backyard Garden

A farm dream comes true In 3 short years Dylan House went from calling himself a square foot gardener to the lettuce guy. He believes each seed he plants represents opportunity. Opportunity to grow, to realize a full potential, to start a journey as one thing and be transformed into something completely different. In Dylan’s […]

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Growing a Business in a Community Garden

A Plan B for uncertain times SPIN farmer Caroline Barrington is growing something different in her community garden – her bank account. Community gardens have always provided important social benefits, but significant food production has never been one of them. Caroline is showing not only that they can, but they can also be turned into […]

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Adding Profits to a Non-profit Farm

Sustainable means going beyond grant money York Fresh Food Farms shares the same mission as other non-profit farms, but under the operation of Bruce Manns, its following a different playbook. He knows grant funding is fickle, and believes inner cities need commerce as much as charity. So he’s developing a business around a mobile market […]

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The Farm Startup Story Waiting To Be Told

Starting out urban doesn’t mean you have to stay that way Ryan Mason started out with 15 city plots and scaled up to 5.5 rural acres. Along the way he’s gone from pedal-power to tractors, committing to organics, managing a $90k payroll, and becoming a significant supplier to one of Canada’s largest online delivery services. […]

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Plant Like the Pro’s

Take your garden to the next level Now that  peak planting season is upon us, get prepped on how to handle the production planning, management and scheduling challenges all backyard farmers deal with. In 1 hour urban farming pioneer Wally Satzewich explains the 4 types of plantings – why, when and how to use them […]

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