PBTO | Planter Box Toronto
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. PBTO 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. PBTO (Planter Box Toronto, Plant Based Toronto...Potato Blitz Toronto) 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? PBTO 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 and deck boards, which would otherwise be dumped. I'm always looking for fence boards (nothing chemically-treated), 2x2s, wood screws, food plants and soil. Use the form below if you have anything useful!
I WANT A BOX!
Want to sponsor a box? How about several boxes. It's free. Send me a message using the form below with your name and contact. You'll be in charge of watering and tending to your farm box, and eventually harvesting and enjoying! And if you have a spot where you'd like a box to go—which you will manage—I will be happy to build it for you and drop it off. Just get in touch below. (Even over winter, as I'm building boxes to deploy in April '21.)
• FOOD •
Inspire city-dwellers to grow their own plants and eat HOMEgrown food.
• environment •
renew our over-concretized, over-grassed public space, and blanket it with food plants.
• REUSE •
Upcycle waste wood to create planter boxes nurturing plant life in the city.
• BEAUTIFY •
Transform ignored spaces with wood planters, flowers, herbs, fruits & veggies.
• community •
neighbours cultivating outdoor spaces, working for a common interest.
Promoting the benefits and ease of inexpensive, urban, plant-based living.
toronto as a potato patch providing winter-storable deliciousness to millions.