Green in the City: Urban Agriculture in your Backyard and Community

Green in the City is an annual environmental seminar series that explores key climate issues through the lenses of local, municipal, and regional speakers. Learn about lifestyle and behavioural changes that support the planet, London’s environment, and you! See all upcoming events for the Green in the City series here.

Due to COVID-19, we will be hosting all Green in the City sessions online via Zoom. These sessions aim to be interactive for all attendees and will include a breakout room discussion and a Q&A period with all speakers.

Please register for this session through Eventbrite. The Zoom link will be sent to all attendees before the session via email.


Urban Agriculture in Your Backyard and Community | November 10th, 7-8:15pm

There are many ways to participate in urban agriculture in the city, including buying food from urban farms, having a garden plot in a community garden, having garden beds in your own backyard, growing fruit trees, or growing tomatoes and herbs in containers on your porch. Supporting urban agriculture means you are contributing to the local economy, creating healthy soil, a thriving community, and are connected to your food. In this session we will hear from three different perspectives about how the urban agriculture movement is growing, and how you can become a part of it. Featuring:

  • Natalie Boustead, CAMH Therapeutic Garden Coordinator and Community Gardens Lead, FoodShare
  • Vanessa Kinsley, Neighbourhood Development & Support at City of London
  • Jessica Cordes, Middlesex London Food Policy Council member