Operation Grow is a social enterprise that is innovative, intersectional, accessible, and evidence-based, addressing issues such as social isolation, food insecurity and poverty, identified by women in our community who have experienced violence. Operation Grow meets these needs through the implementation of yoga and meditation programming, workshop and skill building opportunities via an inspected kitchen, activities to reduce social isolation and employment opportunities.

The vision for Operation Grow came directly from the women we serve. Women self-advocated for more employability skills and confidence, more food and hope for a brighter future. The women asked for ways to break away from the oppressive grips of trauma which is compounded by their lived experiences of multi-generational poverty.

At the heart of the program is a vertical farm using cutting edge technology to grow pesticide free, non-GMO produce in stacked rows inside a controlled-indoor environment. Operation Grow addresses the demand for local fresh quality produce which is distributed locally in both retail and wholesale markets at a competitive price point.

The social goals of Operation Grow are all meant to support women in obtaining self-agency and empowerment. Some of these goals include:

  • Increased employability
  • Employment stability
  • Improved standard of living
  • Increased social capital
  • Increased food security
  • Decreased isolation
  • Increased community engagement
  • Enhanced housing stability
  • Improved self-awareness


    MONDAY - 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    TUESDAY - 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    WEDNESDAY - 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    THURSDAY - 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    FRIDAY - 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    SATURDAY – 9:00AM – 5:00PM

    436 Bay Street, Midland ON
    705-526-4769 (GROW)

    Visit the Operation Grow website