On October 18, 2019 our friends at Mateada are hosting a fundraiser in support of Sole Food Farms! Please join Sole Food co-founder, Michael Ableman and the Mateada team on beautiful Salt Spring Island for this farm to table dinner. For more information please visit Mateadaguyaki.com

Sole Food transforms vacant urban land into street farms that grow artisan quality fruits and vegetables, available at farmer’s markets, local restaurants, and retail outlets. Sole Food’s mission is to empower individuals with limited resources by providing jobs, agricultural training and inclusion in a supportive community of farmers and food lovers.

coverlarge-3Street Farm is the inspirational account of residents in the notorious Low Track in Vancouver, British Columbia―one of the worst urban slums in North America―who joined together to create an urban farm as a means of addressing the chronic problems in their neighborhood. It is a story of recovery, of land and food, of people, and of the power of farming and nourishing others as a way to heal our world and ourselves.

“Street Farm is a story of how to bring cities back to life, literally and emotionally.” – PAUL HAWKEN, author Blessed Unrest

“A deeply moving story of reclaiming land and building real community in the most unlikely places.” – DAN BARBER, author of The Third Plate

Street Farm is a great antidote to pessimism, illustrating how even seemingly broken people can contribute to themselves, to society, and to our shared ecology.” – GABOR MATE, author of In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts