Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs and Hope on the Urban Frontier

Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier is the inspirational account of residents in the notorious Low Track in Vancouver, British Columbiaone of the worst urban slums in North Americawho 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.

“Michael Ableman has a finely honed sensibility. Read how he gardens society, grows well-being, weeds out despair, and sows hope in this wonderfully written testament to life.” – Paul Hawken, author of Blessed Unrest

Farm The City: A Toolkit for Setting Up a Successful Urban Farm

Farm the City is an introduction to the principles, methods, and realities of starting an urban farm derived from the success of Sole Food Street Farms, one of the largest urban agricultural enterprises in North America. Covers navigating regulations and finding land, to crop planning, fundraising, marketing, and more. 

“An inspiring how-to-guide for any urban grower who is serious about success.” – LEAH PENNIMAN, co-director, Soul Fire Farm, author, Farming While Black

Sole Food in the Media

#2: eco-nnect TALKS to Michael Ableman about Urban and Regenerative Agriculture

Urban farm plants seeds of pride in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Large-scale farm created amid poverty, pavement in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Michael Ableman on the Power of the ‘Street Farm’

Growing food, jobs, and hope: New book profiles the work of Sole Food Farms in Vancouver

Concrete Farmland

Truth and Tools for a Healthy Vegan Lifestyle

Top Chefs Gather For An Evening In The Orchard To Celebrate Sole Food Farms

Street Farm tells story of downtown Vancouver’s social enterprise farm

CBC News Interviews Street Farm Co-founder and Author Michael Ableman

Considering community agriculture