Welcome to our Reports section, where you can find our repository of project findings captured in articles and other documents. 

Is a vegetable garden essential? Toronto gardens as culinary infrastructure

(June, 29 2022)

Sarah Elton and Donald Cole argue that gardens are essential and seeing them as part of culinary infrastructure makes space for nonmarket food production in food systems analyses. Viewing gardens as essential should prompt policy decisions, particularly during crises, which support social-ecological, nonmarket food sources as important parts of culinary infrastructure.


Visions of the Food System to Come: Agriculture, Eating, and Ecological Justice in 2050

(April 20, 2021)

In this report, members of the Feeding the City team blend fiction and academic research to offer a vision of a possible future food system. Access version 1.0 here.

As the document is intended to provoke a discussion and iterative process, we welcome feedback on its content, form, and structure. To provide feedback, please visit this link or email us.


Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: A Research Brief – Gastronomica, Volume 21, Issue 1

(February 1, 2021)

In this early overview of the Feeding the City project, Bryan Dale and Jayeeta Sharma relate our research questions, methodologies, and initial findings. We focus here on two of the key questions we are asking: (1) How are food supply chains and food insecurity rates being affected within this pandemic context?, and (2) How are different actors—from newcomer urban gardeners and those involved with farmers’ markets to BIPOC groups—responding to food system-related constraints and opportunities during this time?

Access the full article here.