Strategies for accessing land in cities

Strategies for accessing land in cities

Lack of access to land is often raised as a barrier to participation in permaculture. Land ownership in North America — both rural and urban — is prohibitively expensive for many people but many permaculture practices are based on land ownership including the creation of perennial gardens, the growing of food forests, major earthworks such as berms and swales [...]

Book Review # 1: Growing a Sustainable City?

Book Review # 1: Growing a Sustainable City?

Remember this blog post 50 books in 2018? I still have this ambitious plan to read 50 books (front to back cover) in 2018 and I have decided to do a video review of each book. Here is my first video review of Growing a Sustainable City? The question of urban agriculture by Christina D. Rosan [...]

Engaging Diverse Communities Through Community Gardening

Engaging Diverse Communities Through   Community Gardening

You can read the entire paper I wrote for the Bring Food Home conference here. It will be the basis of a participatory workshop this weekend and may form the basis of further research. The image for this post is from the Milky Way Garden in Parkdale, Toronto.

Community gardens and human diversity

Community gardens and human diversity

Some important strategies for making community gardens accessible, welcoming, and empowering for everybody. My paper on this topic will be part of a workshop this weekend at Bring Food Home.