I found this sweet NFB short film by way of You Grow Girl.
"In this short film, Halifax gardener Carol Bowlby harvests a mouth-watering crop from her small backyard plot. In considering soil quality, lack of space and a short growing season challenges rather than obstacles, she offers a wealth of practical growing tips for urban gardeners. By heeding Bowlby's advice, bountiful organic gardens work equally well on apartment balconies, in small or large city lots or in a rural setting."
I was 8 years old when this film was made. While Mrs. Bowlby was growing 8 foot tall tomato plants and peppers by the bucket load, I lived in row housing on the shore of Lake Ontario. The parking lot was my back yard. Saturday morning TVO was my babysitter and I was crushing hard on Michael Jackson and playing with Cabbage Patch dolls, not cabbages. I think I'm definitely channeling Mrs. Bowlby much more these days! I wonder where she is now and what happened to her garden?