Let’s make it happen!
Since 2012, Hoffmann Hayes has been working with Developers to bring community gardens to condo dwellers. We offer input on the garden design (during design and build stage) and then coach the communities to grow food and run a community garden program.
What residents say:
“I wasn’t sure about moving to a condo, but when I heard I could have a vegetable garden, I was sold.”
“The garden was the main feature for me in getting this condo. In my view, all these big buildings need as many gardens / green plants as possible around, inside, on top of them…everywhere.”
“I love living here because I can grow a garden. I really enjoy my fellow gardeners too. We trade seeds, share vegetables, and even have potlucks with food we grew! Daniel and Jane are helping us learn how to grow and get organized so we can run the garden ourselves.”
“I don’t even have a garden here, but I love watching it grow from my balcony. I’m thinking of getting more involved.”
“We’ll be at the garden launch! We want to start a fun organic vegetable garden and also learn from you!”
What developers say:
“We didn’t quite know that we were going to be growing a community before we built the buildings, but we see now that we are. It is really quite amazing.”
“We weren’t investing in this program for a quick return on investment, but we’re delighted that the garden program is an important amenity for people. People who are downsizing have told us they were reluctant because they would miss their gardens, and also because they weren’t sure about not being in a neighbourhood. The garden program helps them feel comfortable and even inspired to make the change.”
Condo Community Gardens
- are an engaging amenity – with recreational and learning opportunities for all ages
- build healthy communities – they help people connect to nature, and to access healthy local food
- are growing the urban agricultural infrastructure of our cities