Christopher Wong is an entrepreneur with a passion for local food, global travel, and unique adventure.
After completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University, Chris founded Young Urban Farmers in 2009, whose mission is to reconnect people to growing their own fresh, delicious vegetables. Later that year, he co-founded Cultivate Toronto, a non-profit organization committed to building community foodsheds and running a community shared agriculture program using underutilized urban spaces such as residential backyards and rooftops. In 2016, Chris became a partner in The Growing Connection and took over ownership of the Fungaea brand of products.
Within the Toronto food community, Chris has been a member of the Toronto Food Policy Council and the Greater Toronto Area Agricultural Action Committee. He has been a guest speaker at a variety of local events, and shared his food and entrepreneurial experiences with Ryerson University and Queen’s University. Internationally, he has been a guest speaker at the City of Cape Town’s 2011 Summit on Urban Agriculture, and with the Mazingira Institute in Nairobi, Kenya in 2012.
Chris and his work has been featured in The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, the World Economic Forum blog, Global Toronto’s News Hour, as well as CBC TV’s The National.