Open events

Ryerson urban farm

Event #1607
Ryerson urban farm
When: 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

14:00 - 15:00
Where: 

ENG-Engineering (meet at main elevators)

Series: 
Ryerson presents...
Who can attend: 
General public
Language: 
English
This open event is hosted by: 
Ryerson University

Ryerson University is home to a quarter-acre rooftop farm located on the Andrew and Valerie Pringle Environmental Green Roof above the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre. The original green roof was built in 2004 and converted to an ecological market garden in 2013 by the Ryerson Urban Farm, which grew out of a student-lead initiative to grow fresh food on campus. Now, the Ryerson urban farm produces roughly 10,000 pounds of produce annually, distributed between Ryerson Eats, the Gould Street Farmers' Market, the Community Food Room, and to a Community Supported Agriculture Program. This innovative project demonstrates the potential for green roofs to produce food, as well as contribute to the health and well-being of our community and the environment. Join a guided tour of the rooftop farm, located at the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre.

Led by Arlene Throness. Tour of maximum 40 people. Guests are advised to arrive 10 minutes before the start time.