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The Urban Farm is a Living Lab that brings together urban farmers, community partners and academics through interdisciplinary research on the rooftop farm. The Living Lab builds on user-driven research needs that respond to the challenges of designing and operating a rooftop farm using green roof technology.
The Living Lab was launched in partnership with the Centre for Studies in Food Security and is possible thanks to start-up funding from Andrew and Valerie Pringle.
Living Lab supported initiatives
A process of community consultation helped to identify research priorities that will continue to guide the activities of the Living Lab. To learn more about these priorities and how to propose a research project, please visit Research Partnerships.
In addition to currently supported research projects on the rooftop farm, Living Lab funding has provided support to several other initiatives addressing food justice, farmer-led research and learning opportunities, including:
Farmer-led research within the Urban Farm’s operations to develop resources, such as standard operating procedures (SOP), crop planning tools, reference charts and rooftop soil amendment strategies
Research submissions and guidelines
Learn more about the Living Lab research process and proposal submission guidelines by visiting Research Partnerships.