The Bowery Project, founded by Deena DelZotto and Rachel Kimel, is based in Toronto and its aim is to transform vacant spaces into places to grow food. The initiative promotes urban agriculture through temporarily placing portable growing crates into formerly unproductive city spaces. The Bowery Project is a mobile farm growing food for restaurants and charities.

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All produce is grown in lined milk crates that act as growing containers. Each crate can be transported to different locations when required.

Local community members are encouraged to participate in the Bowery’s pop-up gardens which offer hands-on educational experience. The Bowery Project is an innovative way to activate empty city lots, which often remain barren for long periods of time awaiting re-development.


For city dwellers transforming an unproductive and neglected environment into a community resource is a practical and sustainable idea that enhances urban living.







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