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Urban Agriculture at Evergreen Brick Works

Take part in the joy of growing, preparing and sharing good food through the urban agriculture program at Evergreen Brick Works.
Hands sorting through mixed fruit in a bowl.

Experience a dynamic urban growing operation up close—and explore your connection to what you eat! Take part in the joy of growing, preparing and sharing good food by learning more about the urban agriculture program at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto.

Each element you'll see—from food growing to composting—is part of a closed loop system, one that provides a model of sustainable food production you can use as inspiration in your own community and home.

Food Gardens

These gardens showcase innovative food-growing techniques that can be copied and applied anywhere. They include trellising, plant training, balcony gardens, permaculture, companion planting and more. Our different garden themes involve everything from organic and heirloom vegetables, fruits, grains and culinary herbs to edible native plants and flowers. A dedicated group of volunteers assists in planning, developing and maintaining these gardens throughout the season.

The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse features raised-bed food gardening, various organic agricultural techniques and window farms to showcase a “full circle” approach to seasonal food-growing in urban areas.

Grow Tubes

This indoor vertical farming system shows how you can grow nutrient-rich food with very little effort. Designed for a cold climate, the system supports the quick growth of sprouts and micro-greens in dark spaces using less than 70 watts of electricity—equivalent to one incandescent light bulb.

Worm Wranglers

This dedicated group of compost-minded volunteers share their expertise in at-home composting, the benefits of waste management and the importance of healthy soil to all visitors at Evergreen Brick Works. Composting is an important element of our “zero-waste” policy and essential for garden health.

Cooking Classrooms

Two cooking classrooms, one indoor and one outdoor, provide the perfect settings for school groups, families and workshop participants to prepare and enjoy food harvested on-site.