Who are we?
Capital Greens is a sustainable urban farming business that specializes in growing artisanal-quality, pesticide-free herbs and veggies in underutilized city spaces. We currently farm several suburban front and backyards as well as a plot of land at the Just Food Farm in Blackburn Hamlet. We are concerned about the increasing separation and lack of knowledge about where food at the supermarket comes from, how it is grown, what is sprayed on it, and the ecological footprint associated with it. That is why we would like to improve the transparency of our local food system by growing the food right in your backyard- and feeding it to you and your neighbours!
Capital Greens employs traditional organic methods to grow our produce.
We go further than many certified organic growers. There are many organic certified pesticides, but we are concerned about the health effects and ecological impacts even of these approved chemicals. That is why we don’t use any pesticides at all.
So, when you eat our produce, you can rest easy knowing that it contains no toxic chemicals, it didn’t lose its nutritional value while sitting in a truck that spewed greenhouse gases while it brought it to you from hundreds of kilometres away, and that it was produced right in your community, for your community.
What do we do?
We convert lawns, ornamental gardens, and other underutilized urban spaces into organic mini-farms where we grow pesticide-free veggies. The produce will be sold to neighbours, nearby restaurants and to grocery stores.
In addition to the lawns that are converted into gardens, we also rent a plot of farmland in the east end of Ottawa.
What do you get?
In exchange for providing their yard, homeowners will receive ultra fresh pesticide-free produce every week while production is underway. Don’t forget, we do all the work! You just sit back, relax, enjoy not having to mow, weed, or water your lawn, and enjoy fresh veggies every week!
If you’re interested in entering into this mutually beneficial agreement with us, or would like to learn more, head over to Grow With Us!