Growing Good Food Ideas: The Living City

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Author: Ravi Singh

Posted: April 24, 2013

Categories: Growing Good Food Ideas / Videos

TRCA – The Living City from Sustain Ontario on Vimeo.

The Living City is  Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) vision for a Toronto region comprised of sustainable communities, regional biodiversity, healthy rivers and shorelines, and business excellence. Farmers have played a major role in realizing these goals with the help of TRCA, which has leased 142 acres of land to 26 new farmers within Toronto. By producing nourishing foods that are sold to markets as little as 25 minutes away from their site, ensuring maximum freshness for customers, and also training new farmers, TRCA farms are sowing the seeds for a healthier Ontario.

In this video, you’ll meet the amazing people behind the farms across the Toronto region bringing fresh, local and healthy food to plates across the region, including the newly established Black Creek Community Farm. Located in the priority neighbourhood of Jane and Finch, typically characterized as a food desert where residents cannot access the foods required for a healthy diet at an affordable rate, the Black Creek Community Farm has stepped into the role of feeding the community and serving as a place of learning for youth and aspiring farmers.