WHAT ARE ALL THESE BOXES?
You may have noticed a planter box pop up in front of a house or on a street corner in your neighbourhood. Farmbox is a project connecting the people of Toronto to their food, and I would love your help—I need your help.
The idea is simple. Farmbox is a collection of community farm boxes scattered around Toronto so locals may grow plants in underused spaces. Do you live in a condo or basement with poor light or no space to grow plants? Do you not have outdoor space to grow food? Do you want to transform a patch of weeds near you into an herb garden? Farmbox will make it happen.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED.
Our ethos is TAKE A PLANT, LEAVE A PLANT, EAT A PLANT. So please do! If you see basil or strawberries or a shishito pepper you'd like to eat, enjoy! If you want to contribute a plant, do! The power of having food plants on our streets is only unlocked if you get involved.
Pop over with a container of tap water! Pluck weeds or remove trash or sing gently to them!
All boxes are made from upcycled fence boards, and construction offcuts which would otherwise be dumped into landfills. I'm always looking for fence boards, 2x2s, wood screws, food plants and soil. Get in touch if you have anything useful or you want to get involved.
I WANT A BOX!
Want a Farmbox? How about two? It's FREE. Head to the ORDER A BOX page and fill out the form. Then I can get to building yours! If you have another question or comment, reach me on Instagram @gallayfarms or send an email to f a r m b o x @ g a l l a y . c o m
AS SEEN ON
• FOOD •
Inspire city-dwellers to grow plants, fight inflation and eat HOMEgrown food.
• REUSE •
Upcycle waste wood to create planter boxes nurturing plant life in the city.
• ENVIRONMENT •
Transform and invigorate ignored public spaces with herbs, fruits, legumes & veggies.
• community •
neighbours cultivating outdoor spaces, sharing, and working for
a common interest.
Promoting the benefits and ease of inexpensive, urban, plant-based living.
turn toronto into the largest free potato farm in the world, providing winter-storable food for millions.