Kitsilano Farms has created an urban farm in the heart of Vancouver by piecing together a collection of backyard gardens around the Kitsilano. Yard and garden owners throughout the neighborhood provide Kitsilano Farms with the space to grow produce that they can take to market or share with the community through their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
The CSA program includes a set number of harvest shareholders who join Kitsilano Farms at the beginning of the year. These households and families share in the bounty of the harvest throughout the growing season. This provides financial support for the farmers early in the spring when it is most needed. In return, Kitsilano Farms shares the fruits of an abundant and diverse harvest. In this way, the farm and families form a network of mutual support.
If you’re interested in offering gardening space on your property, be sure to contact the Chief Farmer, Craig Heighway. Keep your eyes open for the next urban farm sprouting up in Kitsilano.
Last modified: September 5, 2008