Urban Agriculture Programs

Our urban agriculture programs are anchored at The Stop’s Green Barn at Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie Street).

These include community gardens, a greenhouse & compost demonstration centre, a sheltered garden, and our Global Roots Garden at The Stop’s Green Barn.

Gardening at our 8,000-square foot community garden at Earlscourt Park is not just about growing healthy food – it’s about building skills, confidence, connections, and sparking conversations about where and how food is produced. For more information on our community gardens, contact Yuan at 416-652-7867 ext. 241 or yuan@thestop.org.

We partner with the Sagatay program from Na-Me-Res (Native Men’s Residence) to animate the garden at Hillcrest Park, which includes the Mashkikii;aki’ing (Medicine Earth) Medicine Wheel Garden. This partnership provides the men of the Apaenmowineen (Having Confidence in Oneself) program the opportunity to share teachings and learn more about plant medicine, gardening, and healthy living. For more information on Mashkikii;aki’ing, contact Joce at 416-652-7867 ext. 29 or joce@thestop.org.

All of these sites yield over 4,000lbs of fresh, organic produce for our programs every year, and engage community members of all ages in learning how to use environmentally-friendly methods to grow fresh, local produce year-round.

For more information on our general Urban Agriculture Programs, contact Andrea “Peachtree” Boucaud, Green Barn Manager, at peachtree@thestop.org or 416-651-7867 ext. 28.