Vision & Mission:
Connecting People to Plants
Good Worm Garden Programs creates opportunities for people to grow through innovative urban agriculture initiatives and therapeutic garden programs.
The Good Worm experience promotes creativity, sensory stimulation, reduced stress, skill-building and meaningful garden education. Good Worm utilizes the evidence-based ‘power of plants’ to promote well-being by growing healthier people and communities.
Programs & Projects
The good worm impact
"What happens when neighbours share space to grow food?"
In partnership with local non-profits, changemakers, and organizations, Good Worm is piloting an exciting new urban ag initiative for spring/summer 2021.
A city-wide initiative, with wrap-around services in the pilot neighbourhoods of Lakewood, Queen Mary Park and Central McDougall, this project is based on neighbourhood mutual aid and the sharing economy.
We are seeking Yard Hosts (typically homeowners) who are willing to share their underused garden space (or convert a portion of their lawn to growing space) with Growers in exchange for some of the produce.
This year, the Yard Share YEG working group will develop and launch an easy-to-use matchmaking website, provide wrap-around services and support, as well as a Community Animator toolkit. We aim to reduce barriers to urban food growing, especially for those on the economic fringe and those most impacted by food insecurity.