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Tag: Urban Farming

Makin’ It Work: Green Wheel Farms

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At his urban farm near downtown Belleville, Max Valyear continues to grow a wide variety of micro greens and sprouts for sale in a virtual farm stand (with pickup at the actual farm stand).

This interview is part of a series chatting with local business owners, artists, organizers and people in our community who are learning to adapt during COVID-19. It has been transcribed from our Instagram Live interview. Max Valyear – Green Wheel Farms Green Wheel Farms is a Sustainable Urban Farm & Education Centre as well as a Spin Farming operation. It was created with the desire to bring farming back to urban areas like our grandparents and their parents grew ...

Meet the Growers: Green Wheel Farms

Meet the growers with urban agriculture from Green Wheel Farms in the Bay of Quinte

Urban farming is not a new concept. Max Valyear, owner of Green Wheel Farms, will be the first person to tell you that. Other provinces, even other countries, have been doing it for years. The West Coast, for example, has been inspiring Max for some time now. The concept is quite simple in both form and function. Grow fresh food close to home; better yet, right at home in your very own yard, front, back or both. Doesn’t matter. ...

Growing Urban

If you want to build a community, plant a garden. It’s what Max Valyear did when he turned his front yard into an urban farm. His brown brick Belleville home has become a destination for early morning joggers, evening dog walkers and couples out for a moonlit stroll. It’s the hub of Green Wheel Farms, a neighbourhood anomaly challenging city dwellers to think differently about food. Max started Green Wheel Farms in early 2014 after spending a winter learning about market gardening and small ...

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.