Leaf & Lyre Urban Farms
is a Calgary venture that seeks to create beauty and bring life to our city spaces through the cultivation of backyard gardens. Utilizing the strategies of the innovative SPIN (Small Plot INtensive) Farming technology, we use urban yard space to generate productive acreage within the city, taking advantage of the longer seasons offered by ambient city heat and the relative lack of crop-damaging creatures (deer, rodents, some insects, etc.) to grow and sell super-fresh, hyper-local vegetables and herbs. Our operation is located in BOWNESS but we grow in other communities close by.
It is our conviction that the flat and artless lawns that have so long defined our suburban spaces need to be revitalized, and that the vegetable and floral life of a well-planned and well-tended garden brings with it the variety of insect and bird life that characterizes a healthy natural ecology.
YYC Growers’ Harvest Box – Winter Edition
October 26, 2016 - April 27, 2017
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Alberta Open Farms Days - Urban Farm Tour
Thank you to all those who came out for the YYC Growers Farm Tour in late August. For a recap, check out Starr Brainard's blog, who is a super funky permaculture researcher we have been working with!