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We want to show you how to build a community farms, have healthy food & live consciously by helping you connect to nature. Urban Crops has been learning how to grow the food of the future since 2011 and we want you follow our road-map of permaculture, green business & popular education. We are going to share what we learn about local food because we love it.
Welcome, we already have all the technology to deal with climate change, make us healthy and our communities. There trying to go to mars and we already have the best space ship! Urban Crops is using the latest science to build soil, working with nature creating living water, mobile technology to connect you to your food.
Local food is the greatest long term investment you can make for your community. We use to all be local food 100 years ago, we lost that for a global food system here in the west. Now a new local food system is growing, taking the best of the past and the latest in innovation. Local food takes an entrepreneurial spirit and is certainly challenging but we think its the best long term play out.
Food is interwoven with society, our culture and our landscapes. Its our primary activity we do every day. As local food grows, so does changes in society and the environment, again they are all connected. If one changes, then they all change along also. Popular education is a pedagogy for learning, we can use to build better and faster local food systems.
A structured approach to growing a community farm. What you need to take your best shot
Farming is more than farming. It takes a much wider range of skills than you would imagine.
Food for Thought. Read the Urban Crops Pitch
What agriculture is today, it can't even keep up with ecological farming the Urban Crops way
Why We Are Different
Food is more than a commodity
Never met anyone who doesn’t like food. In fact, most people identify with certain foods. The food is more than a market commodity. What else is food?
Diverse Economic Exchange
Learn how we’ve used this one perspective to get the most out of our money as we built Cavaleiro Farm. There are examples across the world that apply a diverse economic model to their farm. become aware. learn from others. Our tools help you use this principle to grow your local food project.
Change everyone can do
Everyone eats. Everyone can make changes to what they eat, which can change everything else.
Local food is fun. Its not sitting in a nice box on the shelf waiting for you. You have to get out into the environment to interact with food thats exciting.
Our headquarters is a 65 acre organic farm
Toronto was a nice start, but we jumped on the chance for more chances to grow food and work with other local food businesses