The recent announcement of Ontario’s first four pot shop locations is a step forward in Canada making cannabis legal for recreational use — but you won’t find THC-infused gummies, lollipops, chocolate bars or brownies in government-run dispensaries for at least another year.
Rachel Kimel and Deena DelZotto, co-founders of the Bowery Project, love working with plants. They started the non-profit organization because they were especially interested in growing food and educating the public about healthy eating.
There are few experiences as universal as the feeling of elation that comes from eating a warm, home-cooked meal. For a group of recently settled Syrian women in Toronto, that feeling allowed them to transcend cultural and linguistic barriers to create a community united by food.
When you think “farm” you may not think of downtown Toronto, but Alec Wheeler is trying to change that perception. Near Queen and Dufferin, sits Waterwheel Farms, an aquaponics farm that grows leafy greens and herbs.