Street Farm is the inspirational account of residents in the notorious Low Track in Vancouver, Canada – one of the worst urban slums in North America – who joined together to create an urban farm as a means of addressing the chronic social problems in their local community. It is a story of recovery, of land and food, of people, and of the power of urban and organic farming.
Agrarian guru Michael Ableman, has been farming sustainably and building and educating about community-centered farming models for over four decades. As a farmer, advocate, educator and author, Ableman has been a steady force fueling our new agrarian movement. Meet this remarkable man as he shares this inspirational story while on a special tour of Australia.
Author of four books focused on sustainable farming and food, Michael Ablemans specialty is helping disadvantaged communities grow food for a better way of life. Ableman co-founded Street Farms – an urban agricultural project in Canada with a mission to provide low income residents with jobs, agricultural training and community involvement - and the prospect of recovery and rejuvenation through food. With 40 years experience teaching and working on the land, he ultimately strives to nourish ourselves and heal the world through the power of farming.