Project: Soul Food Street Farm

It was only a matter of time until someone nailed the model for mass production of food in urban areas .. and here we are introducing Soul Food Street Farms – an amazing design initiative from Vancouver, Canada.

Recognizing the incredible barriers to growing food in cities – contaminated soil, a lot of paved spaces, access to space and vandalism – Soul Foods have designed a portable growing system which enables food to be grown in raised beds on a paved parking lot like spaces. The raised beds themselves are designed to be easily transported by forklifts and the whole site could be packed up in a matter of hours. Incredible. Check out the short doco they put together.

Sole Food now has 4 growing sites around Vancouver and sells its produce via farm share in the form of a weekly box of veg, and at various local city farmers markets, as well as supplying the families who participate in the growing. Produce is also bought by a handful of local restaurants.

This amazing food production model obviously requires an intensive input of fossil fuels to get started but I think this is the best solution to urban farming in big cities I have seen yet.

Know of a better one? Let me know .. always on the look out!

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About Juliette

When Juliette was little, she came home from school and asked her mum in her little teary voice why the other kids at school didn’t like her. Her mum reassured her and said 'Don't worry Juliette, you're just different. That's all.' Since then, aware of her obvious difference to everyone else, Juliette is spending her time doing exactly what people wish to be doing – exactly what she wants. This blog is a celebration of taking a deep breath and just doing it. Currently Juliette can be found sipping tea and gardening somewhere in Central Victoria, Australia with her beloved and their excitable boys. She is also completing her PhD in Civic Agriculture and teaches at RMIT in Sustainable Consumption and Design Activism.

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  1. Pingback: Sole Food Street Farms ~ Vancouver, BC | Joyful Restoration

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