From Eco Community Centers to Planet-Loving Marketplaces

 - May 18, 2013
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.