Turning Community Spaces into Growing Places – Bowery Project at Alexandra Park Bowery Project is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to transform “vacant spaces into growing places” by turning vacant lots into urban gardens that not only provide fresh produce to the local community but also inspires, engages and educates. As a winner of the 2015 Toronto Foundation Vital Innovation Awards, this urban farm was designed to move around the community as revitalization took place. Bowery is now entering its fifth growing season in the Alexandra Park Community where the harvest will continue to support the community in its food security initiatives. As of 2020, Bowery found a more long-term home in the community with the help of a Tridel partner in community, Trinity Contracting & Landscaping.
Trinity helped to level and grade the new home for over 125 Bowery crates just north of Paul Lane Gardens. This location is meaningful as it is intended to be enjoyed by both residents of Toronto Community Housing as well as the new neighbours in the Alexandra Park Community at the SQ and SQ2 condominiums. A team of Tridel volunteers came together in May 2020, during the time of COVID-19 to safely plant and prepare the crates for the upcoming harvest. Stay tuned as we select the herbs, vegetables, and plants that will be planted shortly for this upcoming growing season.