Island Symposium was designed at a centre for a summer symposium program for high school students, located on Toronto Island. Since urban farming is one answer to environmental and socio-economic problems, our concept for the symposium is transformation. We will strive to transform the congested metropolis with a balance of gardens and a new abundance of greenery. We aim to transform the mindset of individuals living in the cities and surrounding suburbs from purchasing the imported fruits and vegetables, the genetically modified strawberries, and the hormone-fed chicken breasts. Transforming the mindsets of these individuals is essential in transforming the city. Using this word as a starting point, our projects and discussions at the symposium aspire to transform the concrete and industrialised city into a greener one by incorporating urban farming. Transformation also applies to the change in the landscape of Toronto we hope to see.

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