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Neighbors provide 'great' support for Calgary men's urban farming businesses

This summer, a smallurban farmingbusiness brought great success to a Calgary man.

Trevor Anderson grew his Lil Green Urban Farm business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to the tremendous support of his neighbors. I came.

Anderson started by transforming his entire front yard in central Calgary into a vegetable garden.

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We do everything at Green," Anderson said. "I put a shade cloth over it to keep the temperature down a little cooler."

His front yard is covered with chard, lettuce and carrots.

Anderson also harvests beets and garlic in bulk across the street in his neighbor's backyard.

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Trevor Anderson will be picking garlic in his neighbor's backyard on Tuesday, August 9th. Gil Tucker/Global News

This is because neighbors and family friends who provide space for Anderson's crop It's his one of six gardens he owns.

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"I grew up working on a lot of farms, but ended up working at a bike shop and got fired," Anderson said.

"My wife said, 'So what do you want to do now? To start feeding people.'"

I sell my own produce and have seen his sales grow during the pandemic.

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"People don't want to go to stores," said Anderson.

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Eric Dahlberg is one of the homeowners hosting Anderson's vegetable farming initiative and enjoys the mutual benefits it brings.

"It's a great use of the land by creating a huge garden on what used to be just a lawn," Dahlberg said.

Anderson says he was lucky that others offered him yards to increase his winnings. It's great, we feed them and give them good food," Anderson said. "They enjoy learning what's going on in the garden and become interested in gardening. It's a big, happy growing system."

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