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Vacant downtown lot in Toronto to become urban farm

There's a lot at Sherbourne and Gerrard that's been sitting vacant for a long time now. But that'll change on May 7 when a group of Torontonians transform it into an urban farm.

For the past few years, the Bowery Project has been taking over empty spaces across the city to create mobile urban farms. This non-profit group plants everything in milk crates, making it easy to pack up and move.

For this upcoming farm, the Bowery Project - run by Rachel Kimel and Deena DelZotto - is partnering with developer Oben Flats. The company, which is well-known for its boutique rental building, owns the land at 307 Sherbourne St.

On May 7, volunteers will install 1,500 milk crates on site and will work with individuals from the Native Women's Resource Centre, Anishnawabe Health Toronto, Sherbourne Health Centre and the Robertson House on this incoming green initiative.

The Bowery Project will donate food grown at 307 Sherbourne to the Native Women's Resource Centre and will also sell some to local restaurants.


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