Inner City Farms began as a small project garden of approximately 400 square feet shared between friends. Realizing that growing space came at a premium in Vancouver, a communal effort was organized with the sole and simple goal of being closer to one’s own food. Gardeners of varying degrees of experience, came together to share knowledge, food, space and company. Today Inner City Farms has many farms across Vancouver, which in aggregate comprise just short of an acre of farm space within city limits. We partner with land providers (home owners and local businesses) to convert front and back yards, as well as urban spaces into productive vegetable gardens. Natural farming methods are rigorously observed; no pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers are ever used, and in all our actions, we try to seek sustainability in earnest. Vegetables are hand picked, and made available to the community (which include local restaurants, families and community members, and local food security initiatives) primarily via a harvest share commonly referred to as a csa (community supported agriculture) share. Shareholders gather weekly at our marketplace to meet and greet with their farmers and fellow shareholders, learn about their food and how it was grown, share their own experiences and recipes, and pick up their share of fresh vegetables that were harvested just that morning.