Watch how the university is growing culturally significant crops with two new initiatives
On October 6, the Urban Farm hosted a Harvest Party at the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex (DCC) to celebrate the launch of two new initiatives - the Indigenous Foodways Project and the Black Food Sovereignty initiative. As part of the City of Toronto’s Green Roof bylaw, the DCC rooftop is the first purpose-built rooftop farm that incorporates food growing and community engagement.
The Harvest Collective and Learning Circle is a Black Food Sovereignty initiative that engages Black students, faculty, staff and the broader community through the sharing of food, from farm to table. The Indigenous Foodways program promotes Indigenous wisdom and traditional agricultural practices through knowledge exchange and community engagement.