This has to be one of the best uses for the empty Yaletown real estate next to BC Place!
The project is the brainchild of Solefood – an urban farming group responsible for similar farms around the city.
The Yaletown parking lot is currently covered in containers, and will be bursting with over 40 fruits and vegetables come summertime!
From the Inside Vancouver blog:
The farm next to BC Place will be tended by 25 people, mainly residents of the Downtown Eastside. It consists of some 2,800 separate wooden containers currently filled with mushroom compost and organic matter trucked into the site.
Funding was provided by a $475,000 donation from the Radcliffe Foundation, plus a grant from Vancity. The land was leased free of charge by Concord Developments for a period of three years.
You may already be familiar with some of Solefood’s other urban farms around town. They have sites on East Hastings Street, at Terminal and Main, at Olympic Village and at First and Clark.
You can learn more about Solefood on their website.
You can learn more about buying and selling real estate in Yaletown by contact Vancouver Realtor Justin Leigh.