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Earth Day Open House

Saturday, April 22 POSTPONED!
Sunday, April 23, 11am-4pm

Celebrate Earth Day with BUFCO and friends! Join us for a day of FREE, family-friendly workshops & activities. Learn, Grow, Play, Eat and Shop. Check out our local and organically grown seedlings, and chat with our Organic Master Gardeners. All at our yard in South Etobicoke (10 N Queen St.)!

Earth Day Market

Your opportunity to shop in person for a wide variety of BUFCO garden essentials! Cash or E-transfer only.

Organically Grown Seedlings

  • Earth Day Special all seedlings $5 + HST
  • Choose from our selection of cold hardy vegetables, greens, herbs and edible flowers
  • Discover our new Earth-Day-only varieties
  • Come and shop, no pre-ordering necessary!

Soil & Amendments

Feed your soil with these organic soil amendments!
  • Better World Plant Food
  • Organic Straw Bales
  • Potting Mix
  • Vermicompost
bufco hoop tunnel

Garden Beds & Accessories

bufco hoop tunnel

Jocelyn’s Soil Booster

Jocelyn’s Soil Booster products supply natural microbes that kickstart the soil’s living ecosystem, delivering on-demand nutrients to ensure plants flourish and thrive all season long.  All-natural and non-toxic, made from up-cycled ingredients, mostly sourced locally within 100km of their farm.

Toronto Urban Growers

Meet Rhonda Teitle Payne one of the co-coordinators of this amazing grass roots organization that is the hub of Urban Agriculture in Toronto. Learn about TUG‘s many projects and activities and take the opportunity to ask about becoming a member. TUG will also be selling a selection of organic heirloom and farm selected vegetable, herb, and flower seeds from Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds.

Weston’s Wicked Sauces

The Earth, the Sun, and BUFCO’s very own Matthew Weston come together to create Weston’s Wicked Sauces and Spices — this might just be the greatest collaboration of the universe! Matt makes (and grows) ingenious creations like Rhubarbeque Sauce and Jalapeno Banana Ketchup from scratch (and from seed); and they are available here at his first ever pop-up shop!

Free Workshops

Build Your Own Raised Garden Bed

Installation Supervisor Bryce Beckett will show you how to assemble and install a DIY Raised Garden Bed. You will be so inspired you’ll one to take one home. How perfect. We’ll have our DIY KITS on hand for purchase, ON SALE at 20% off.

Seed Balls with Jocelyn!

Everyone wanted her but we got her! Join Jocelyn of Jocelyn’s Soil Booster fame as she shows aspiring gardeners young and old how to make and disperse these Super Soil Seed Balls that are packed with nutrients to feed hungry seeds.

Grow Your Own Microgreens

Learn all about growing microgreens, indoors at home. Kids will get to take home their own micro-microgreen kits so they can grown their own power-packed, micro-but-mighty microgreens. We will also have adult size micro green kits for purchase.

MyGroBox Demo

Corina Ottnad will demostrate her MyGroBox modular growing system that’s the perfect growing solution for schools or at home on balconies, decks or rooftops. Learn more here.

Earth Day Market

Your opportunity to shop in person for a wide variety of BUFCO garden essentials! Cash or E-transfer only.

Organically Grown Seedlings

  • Earth Day Special all seedlings $5 + HST
  • Choose from our selection of cold hardy vegetables, greens, herbs and edible flowers
  • Discover our new Earth-Day-only varieties
  • Come and shop, no pre-ordering necessary!

Soil & Amendments

Feed your soil with these organic soil amendments!
  • Better World Plant Food
  • Organic Straw Bales
  • Potting Mix
  • Vermicompost
bufco hoop tunnel

Garden Beds & Accessories

bufco hoop tunnel

Jocelyn’s Soil Booster

Jocelyn’s Soil Booster products supply natural microbes that kickstart the soil’s living ecosystem, delivering on-demand nutrients to ensure plants flourish and thrive all season long.  All-natural and non-toxic, made from up-cycled ingredients, mostly sourced locally within 100km of their farm.

Toronto Urban Growers

Meet Rhonda Teitle Payne one of the co-coordinators of this amazing grass roots organization that is the hub of Urban Agriculture in Toronto. Learn about TUG‘s many projects and activities and take the opportunity to ask about becoming a member. TUG will also be selling a selection of organic heirloom and farm selected vegetable, herb, and flower seeds from Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds.

Weston’s Wicked Sauces

The Earth, the Sun, and BUFCO’s very own Matthew Weston come together to create Weston’s Wicked Sauces and Spices — this might just be the greatest collaboration of the universe! Matt makes (and grows) ingenious creations like Rhubarbeque Sauce and Jalapeno Banana Ketchup from scratch (and from seed); and they are available here at his first ever pop-up shop!

Loads more fun!

  • FREE Tacos from Rancho Relaxo
    Our great neighbours, Rancho Relaxo will be swinging by 11:30am-1:30pm with a truckload of Tacos for all to enjoy. It’s BUFCO’s way of saying a heartfelt thank you for celebrating Earth Day with us. Bring your own water bottle to stay well hydrated.
  • Greenhouse and Yard Tours
    Let us show you ’round our sweet, sweet digs. Peep into BUFCO’s Greenhouse, Yard, and Woodshop, and see how incredible edible and pollinator gardens are made, behind the scenes!
  • Ask a Gardener!

    Throw your hardest vegetable and pollinator gardening questions at BUFCO’s Organic Master Gardeners. They might be able to find a solution that works for both you and the planet!

  • Seed Saving Station

    Can you identify which seeds come from which plant? Do you know which part of a spent flower holds the seeds? Come see where seeds come from and pack your own to grow at home!

  • Clothing Mending Station

    Bring your hole-y socks and ripped jeans here and let’s mend them together! We have hand-sewing supplies, darning supplies, and extra fabric and thread available for your next mending project.

  • Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Disposal

    Have tons of fun AND get rid of your household hazardous waste and old electronics at the same time?! Say no more!

  • Bicycle Maintenance

    Bring your bicycle here and get a free check up! We can pump your tires (or patch leaks in them), fix your brakes, lubricate chains, make minor adjustments and recommend less minor adjustments.

  • Ontario Women’s Baseball League

    If you love baseball, or are looking for a great way to stay active, spend time outdoors and make some friends along the way, find out how to get involved with OWBL!

  • Sustainable Roots Co.
  • Etobicoke Horicultural Society
  • Games
  • Sidewalk Chalk Art
  • Giveaways!
TTC accessible
Parking available
Family-friendly
Washroom available
Wheelchair accessible
(except washroom and woodshop)

The Backyard Urban Farm Company (BUFCO) 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 empower urbanites to grow their own food and to help them reconnect with nature.

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