From Eco Community Centers to Planet-Loving Marketplaces

By: Tiana Reid - Published:
From eco community centers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to wholesale printing companies that have an organic food and vegetable patch around their offices for the employees to use, these garden-supporting social enterprises know the value in a good green.

Thinking in terms of the broad brushstroke, many of the organizations featured in this Social Business top list are responding to a shift to reinvent urban space by bringing more of the country into its vicinities. At the same time, however, it's crucial not to take the urban/rural divide as strictly an either/or dichotomy but rather imagining the intersections and embeddings between a both/and kind of consideration. These garden-supporting social enterprises range from products such as garden supplies to services such as compost collection.