Back to Basics

Back to Basics Social Developments (B2B) is committed to building community through projects that promote organic farming, alternative transportation, clean drinking water, renewable energy, green building, and using the medium of music and the arts to convey the message. With a special focus on street-involved youth and families living in poverty we encourage community involvement through volunteerism, education and programming. We help others enhance their food and housing security, learn life skills and build confidence to make the transition to a more stable lifestyle. We strive to create an inclusive community where all members have the skills, confidence and support to live a healthy life.

Run mostly by volunteers who are dedicated to eliminating poverty, they believe that through education and action they can elevate the community’s well-being and change the world one step at a time. They are farmers, artists, social activists, community leaders and youth who believe that a sustainable and abundant society is possible, where tools and resources are available to help benefit the overall welfare of society. They believe in social projects that address environmental sustainability, economic equality, artistic development and organic, natural foods that enrich the body and mind. They started with Charity Gardens, producing organic food with the help of youth volunteers for the purposes of providing the Barrie Food Bank and the Grocery Assistance Program with organic, healthy food. From there they developed a multifaceted approach of aiding our community through artistic projects that aim at both broadcasting their message and providing at-risk youth confidence and support along with positive space to be creative. They have also tackled the huge issue of transportation’s negative effects on the environment through their Bio-Diesel initiative and Unity Bicycle center. They believe alternatives to the current world system are both possible and necessary, and strive to be the change we so desperately need.

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