Leaf & Lyre Urban Farms is a Calgary family venture that seeks to create beauty and bring life to our city spaces through the cultivation of backyard gardens. Utilizing the strategies of the innovative SPIN (Small Plot INtensive) Farming technology, we use urban yard space to generate working acreage within the city, taking advantage of the longer seasons produced by ambient city heat and the relative lack of crop-damaging creatures (deer, rodents, some insects, etc.) to grow and sell super-fresh vegetables and herbs. Our operation centers in the GLAMORGAN and BOWNESS communities.
It is our conviction that the flat and artless lawns that have so long defined our suburban spaces need to be revitalized, and that the vegetable and floral life of a well-planned and well-tended garden brings with it the variety of insect and bird life that characterizes a healthy natural ecology.