Urban Roots is a non-profit organization that revitalizes underused land in the City of London for agriculture by:
Producing high-quality, organic vegetables and herbs
Distributing produce locally, directly to consumers and to private and social enterprises
Developing agricultural opportunities for the neighbourhood, social enterprises, and community organizations within the City of London
Growing a self-sustaining, urban agricultural model to germinate to new sites
My Sister's Place & Hamilton Road Crouch Resource Centre
Farm gate, hyper local neighbourhood sales
Wholesale restaurants and farmer's markets
Since our 2017 season, we’ve donated and sold 26,790 pounds of produce across our three tiers.
A full breakdown of 2018 and 2019’s produce sales and donations by tier and weight can be found here.
A big part of what makes Urban Roots London work is the many generous volunteers who have given their spare time to help prepare a vegetable bed, plant a row of beets, or pull what sometimes feels like an endless supply of thistle. As a volunteer board, we are humbled and very grateful for this support!
If you are interested please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Unless there is heavy rainfall or a thunderstorm warning assume that we will have a volunteer leader on the farm with a list of tasks that need to be done for your scheduled volunteer time.
You encouraged to bring your own gardening tools, but we also have some of our own available. We recommend that you bring water and clothes/footwear that you don’t mind getting dirty.
See you all soon!
Richie Bloomfield is a business instructor at Huron University College, who just happened to have grown up on a farm.
Jacob Damstra is a civil litigation and dispute resolution lawyer at Lerners LLP. He is a dedicated problem-solver and community leader focused on environmental and public interest cases and causes.
Wendy Russell is a professor in the Centre for Global Studies at Huron University College whose research encompasses the re-diversification of local economies.
Jeremy Horrell has worked in social services for over 15 years. He founded the Forest City Family project and is passionate about community, healthy relationships, and lifelong connections with fresh healthy food.
Mariam Waliji is a freelance photographer with a passion for connection – whether it’s between people, place, or community. You can find her at the farm covered in dirt, camera in hand.
Mira Noordermeer is a non-profit supporter and social enterprise enthusiast. Working in communications, Mira enjoys sharing stories of connection and change.
Miguel Belcina is a Tax Manager at KPMG LLP and a Chartered Professional Accountant. Miguel has a passion for sustainability, the environment and helping build a resilient local community.
Teresa Boere has spent her career helping people build capacity and connection, and curate skills for successful employment. She is passionate about community building and sustainable living.
Dan Gurnett has a degree in Green Process Engineering. He combines his technical capacity with a drive to help ethically responsible businesses and organizations grow and deepen the local economy.
We are raising the funds for the down payment on the land we have been caring for since 2017. We deeply appreciate your support in helping us make Urban Roots a permanent fixture in our city!