Despite the ever-increasing globalization of our economies, the last few years have seen a resurgence of the local movement. Why? It turns out that the benefits of eating local are not limited to supporting the regional economy, but have many other environmental and social implications.
Because there are not only plants behind our MicroHabitats, but above all a great team without whom nothing would be possible! Let’s give voice to the people who cultivate change daily.
As part of Bee Week, the MicroHabitat team took a closer look at the issues surrounding the condition of bees, pollinators, and more broadly the stability of our ecosystems.
According to United Nations data, the world loses 24 tons of arable land every year. The reason for this loss is mainly due to bad agri-food practices and the progression of climate change accelerating desertification. In such a context, many individuals are turning their backs on modern agriculture to adopt permaculture principles.
Urban agriculture keeps pace with global initiatives, acting as a driver of progress towards several Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations.
The practice of urban agriculture does not limit itself to contributing in feeding the urban population, but rather provides important benefits at both the environmental and societal levels.
The pandemic has been lingering in our societies for more than a year now… What if this was not just a global crisis, but also an opportunity to start anew and transform our world in a sustainable way? Discover the role of urban agriculture in a green and resilient recovery.
At MicroHabitat, we work to assign edible value to unused or underutilized urban spaces in order to feed local communities. Find out how we have established Canada’s largest network of ecological rooftop gardens to feed communities in need !
MicroHabitat is growing and starting its Canadian expansion by opening in the largest agglomeration of the country: Toronto. Many urban farms will take root on the rooftops of the Ontario metropolis, starting in late spring 2021.
Transforming rooftops and unused spaces into urban farms is at the heart of the MicroHabitat mission. In the deployment of our activities, we also support many social actors in the process. This is the case of Accueil Bonneau, an organization that helps people in situations of homelessness.