AquaGrow Farms is a 800 square foot urban farm, nestled in the warehouse of The Mississauga Food Bank. We grow and distribute thousands of servings of fresh produce and protein every year to feed our hungry neighbours.
What is Aquaponics?
Aquaponics is a form of agriculture that combines aquaculture (fish-farming) and hydroponics (soil-less agriculture). We chose this method of farming because it gives us the opportunity to raise fish and greens year-round for our hungry neighbours.
Our farm meets the community’s rising need for nutritious fresh food by creating a source of healthy greens and protein.
WE DRAW ATTENTION
AquaGrow Farms starts conversations about food insecurity and the need for fresh food by those who live in poverty in Mississauga.
We talk to people about where their food may have come from and introduce them to the idea of sustainable “urban agriculture”.
FEEDING OUR NEIGHBOURS
We have six grow beds, a seedling nursery and three fish tanks that will produce approximately 2,500 servings of fish and 28,000 servings of greens each year. All of the healthy greens and protein-rich fish we grow are distributed to our member agencies across Mississauga. From there they are given to hungry members of our community who otherwise would have limited access to fresh, healthy food.
Come visit the farm!
Take a Tour
PLEASE NOTE: Tours are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you’d like to learn more about what happens at AquaGrow Farms, we would love to have you visit! We hold interactive, educational tours every third Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm. If you are interested in bringing a school, corporate or community group for a tour at another time, please let us know and complete the form below. *Please note that the tour does not cover the complexities of constructing your own aquaponics system*
Book a Tour | Ask a Question
We’d love to hear from you! If you have any additional questions or are interested in signing up for a tour, fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Everyone wants to provide their family with the best food possible. Think about the types of healthy food items that you would like to feed to your family. You can ensure our hungry neighbours have access to nutritious options by donating healthy food items.
We’re always looking for innovative ways to feed our neighbours the most nutritious food possible. Your donation to AquaGrow Farms will help us feed your neighbours in need. With your help, we can continue to source healthy foods through projects like this.