The story of a thriving urban farm in one of Canada’s poorest neighbourhoods

Posted May 26, 2021 in Uncategorized
A look at Soul Food Street Farms

Michael Ableman has achieved something many thought impossible: creating thriving urban farms on pavement and contaminated soil in one of Canada’s poorest neighbourhoods.

Sole Food Street Farms in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is an area almost entirely inhabited by folks who are dealing with long-term addiction, mental illness and poverty, says Ableman, who co-founded the urban farm venture in 2009 with Seann Dory.