Leaf & Lyre Urban Farms
is a Calgary venture that seeks to create beauty and bring life to our city spaces through the cultivation of backyard gardens. Utilizing the strategies of the innovative SPIN (Small Plot INtensive) Farming technology, we use urban yard space to generate productive acreage within the city, taking advantage of the longer seasons offered by ambient city heat and the relative lack of crop-damaging creatures (deer, rodents, some insects, etc.) to grow and sell super-fresh, hyper-local vegetables and herbs. Our operation is located in BOWNESS but we grow in other communities close by.
It is our conviction that the flat and artless lawns that have so long defined our suburban spaces need to be revitalized, and that the vegetable and floral life of a well-planned and well-tended garden brings with it the variety of insect and bird life that characterizes a healthy natural ecology.
YYC Growers Summer Harvest Box
There are still shares available. Many locations in the city for convenient pick up. Find a neighbourhood near you.
YYC Growers' Harvest Box is a unique CSA program to Calgary. Leaf & Lyre Urban Farms is one of the 16 farm owners, who grow in and around Calgary. By drawing from 16 different farms, our customers are protected from typical risks associated with CSA programs. In addition, this system means the YYC Growers’ Harvest Box offers customers much more variety than they would typically get in a box program from a single farm. This is one of the most local CSA style programs in Calgary.
If you are afraid you will not be here to pick up you can either send a friend or rest knowing that any remaining food is donated to the Mustard Seed, the Alex Community Food Centre and to the House of Commons dinners in Bowness.
Sign up HERE