Meet Cheyenne Sundance, she’s the owner and sole employee of Sundance Harvest, a year-round urban farm in Toronto, Ontario. Over the course of one year, she quadrupled the size of her farm and created several mentorship and land share programs aimed at creating a more inclusive urban agriculture scene in Toronto ... and that’s all while COVID-19 raged.
She’s a self-taught farmer out of necessity. With a budding interest in food justice, she couldn’t find any programs or opportunities to fit her needs. Now that she’s a farm owner, she’s committed to sharing her knowledge of how to run an ecological urban farm with marginalized youth.
Our conversation covers her journey to agriculture; how she’s created a holistic and thoughtful organization based on food justice; and the difficulties and benefits of urban farming.