ICF partners with homeowners throughout the city to make urban agriculture a reality.

ICF partners with homeowners throughout the city to make urban agriculture a reality.
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Will Valley, a founding member of Inner City Farms, works with volunteer and friend Genny Mills to transform backyards into urban farms.

Will Valley, a founding member of Inner City Farms, works with volunteer and friend Genny Mills to transform backyards into urban farms.
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Fresh, organically grown (though non-certified) Vancouver vegetables are distributed via the community-supported agriculture (CSA) model, providing a local sustainable food option to the community. The CSA model consists of an agreement between food produ

Fresh, organically grown (though non-certified) Vancouver vegetables are distributed via the community-supported agriculture (CSA) model, providing a local sustainable food option to the community. The CSA model consists of an agreement between food produ
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In Vancouver many lawns are infested with chafer beetle. Skunks, crows and raccoons have taken to ripping up sod to feed on chafer grubs. As a result, countless hours and resources are spent caring for grass each summer.

In Vancouver many lawns are infested with chafer beetle. Skunks, crows and raccoons have taken to ripping up sod to feed on chafer grubs. As a result, countless hours and resources are spent caring for grass each summer.
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Camil Dumont, farmer and another founding member of Inner City Farms, builds a greenhouse with his father, Laval Dumont, in a concrete backyard flower bed in East Vancouver. Greenhouses like this one will produce hundreds of pounds of tomatoes this summer

Camil Dumont, farmer and another founding member of Inner City Farms, builds a greenhouse with his father, Laval Dumont, in a concrete backyard flower bed in East Vancouver. Greenhouses like this one will produce hundreds of pounds of tomatoes this summer
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Inner City Farms provides an alternative by converting lawns into productive farms. When they’re done homeowners are able to grow more than food; they grow relationships and community.



Inner City Farms provides an alternative by converting lawns into productive farms. When they’re done homeowners are able to grow more than food; they grow relationships and community.


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Camil Dumont harvests bok choy in Mount Pleasant. Inner City Farms grows a diverse selection of vegetables with a focus on heirloom and open-pollinated varieties. Its signature crop is garlic, of which it produces several varieties.

Camil Dumont harvests bok choy in Mount Pleasant. Inner City Farms grows a diverse selection of vegetables with a focus on heirloom and open-pollinated varieties. Its signature crop is garlic, of which it produces several varieties.
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Food is harvested, packed and ready for pickup all on the same day.





Food is harvested, packed and ready for pickup all on the same day.
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Members of ICF’s community-supported agriculture collective pick up their allotted share at Le Marché St. George at 28th Avenue and St. George Street, just east of Main Street. As the owners of ICF, Vancouver’s urban farmers are a part

Members of ICF’s community-supported agriculture collective pick up their allotted share at Le Marché St. George at 28th Avenue and St. George Street, just east of Main Street. As the owners of ICF, Vancouver’s urban farmers are a part
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Andrew Fleming, one of the founding members of Inner City Farms.

Andrew Fleming, one of the founding members of Inner City Farms.
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Inner City Farms is an agriculture collective that aims to turn the backyards of Vancouver into productive farmland. It’s a social enterprise whose goal is not only to put food on tables, but to put people in touch with the food they eat. As manicured lawns give way to rows of turnips, lettuce and radishes, and as urban farmhands spread out across the city, we’re reminded that tomatoes aren’t born in plastic six-packs. The next time you sit down to tuck into a meal, ask yourself, Where was this grown? How did it get here? 


The answer could be right around the corner.