What We Do: A Unique Landscaping Company
The Backyard Urban Farm Company is an award winning, family-run, organic vegetable landscaping company that builds, installs, plants, and maintains edible gardens for residential and commercial clients throughout Toronto. Our mission is to inspire, educate and enable urbanites to grow their own food and to help them reconnect with nature.
BUFCO is dedicated to participating in a worldwide food movement that encourages lowering our carbon footprint and trying to live more sustainably, naturally, independently, and locally. We bring new opportunities for corporate and nuclear families, as well as individuals, to learn, teach, relax, share, play in, and eat from their own gardens. We believe that by tending our garden, we feed our minds, bodies, and souls, and contribute to the greater good.
There are so many ways you can grow your own food and we can show you how! Choose our Do-It-Yourself Raised Bed Kits, Raised Garden Beds installed by our professional crew, or our unique, beautiful, and space-saving Raised-Raised Bed. All BUFCO Raised Beds are made exclusively with locally sourced and sustainably harvested Eastern White Cedar, a fast-growing, rot resistant and beautiful Ontario wood that will last for years to come. For more information on Eastern White Cedar and on Raised Bed gardening, please see our FAQ page.
We can also help you with Garden Planning, Planting, and Maintenance programs that can be tailored to suit your budget, your palette, and the conditions of your yard and garden. We also offer gardening consultations and coaching for those who need a session of trouble shooting, or want occasional help during vacations.
Start your garden off right with our Certified Organic Seedlings, grown for us by Vera Top at Trout Lily Farms just west of Toronto. These beautiful, hardy plants are available to our gardening clients and for purchase at numerous farmers’ markets that we attend throughout the spring and early summer. For more information about our seedlings please see our Certified Organic Seedings page.
We hope you’ll join us in the grow-your-own revolution. Edible gardening is a fun, easy, and relaxing activity, whether you are a family of one, or a corporate family of 1000!