Grounds for Change: Activating Vacant Land

Yes In My Backyard


Tags: agriculture, barter, Canada, community, gardening, grow, landshare, neighborhood, networks, skillshare, Toronto, urban

A new landshare program for urban farmers in Toronto.

Yes In My Backyard is a brand-new program from The Stop Community Food Centre, Toronto’s long-standing hub for urban farmers, gardeners, foragers, food activists, educators, and community-minded cooks. The purpose of YIMBY is to bring together aspiring gardeners and non-gardening property owners to negotiate a skillshare, landshare, and barter program. The precise terms of the project have yet to be determined—in fact, it may be left up to individual pairings to determine the best course of action—and the current effort is a pilot project. The Stop’s Green Barn satellite facility will act as an epicenter for the pilot program, which focuses for the time being on the Humewood-Cedarvale and Wychwood neighborhoods.


The Stop Community Food Centre

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