Wanting to build Victoria, BC’s first greenhouse aquaponic system
Angela Moran, Urban Farmer, Flamenco Dancer.
There is a beautiful synergistic relationship between fish and plants and the urban environment that allows us to really close some loops and ease the labour required to grow food.
The Mason Street City Farm is a quarter acre market farm nestled into the heart of North Park neighbourhood in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Located just three blocks from City Hall, a stone’s throw from the local fast food joint and tucked in between condos, grocery stores, and the local elementary school is a highly productive and accessible urban farm. It is a green space in the city where a diversity of people with a diversity of skills come together in the ancient and cardinal act of growing food.
This quarter acre of land nestled in the heart of downtown has been in cultivation for over 20 years and currently provides food to local restaurants and members of the community. Our little city farm business is a viable enterprise and livelihood and reconnects people in the city with food production.
The Mason Street City Farm is a part of the fabric of Northpark neighbourhood and is a part of our heritage in Victoria BC. And the urban farming system that myself, my farm partner Jesse and countless volunteers have created here is one that needs to be shared and replicated throughout as many neighbourhoods as possible.