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Urban Farm

Ryerson Urban farm on the rooftop of the George Vari Engineering and Computing Center, with tall buildings in the background.

Important notice: In response to COVID-19, the Urban Farm has reduced its operations and cancelled programming until further notice. A small satellite crew of staff is visiting the rooftop several times a month to conduct essential maintenance. For more information, visit the Urban Farm rooftop operations temporarily reduced to essential activities news article.

Ryerson Urban Farm aims to build capacity for rooftop farming through production, education and research. The Urban Farm operates productive growing spaces across the Ryerson University campus using spray-free, ecological methods. We offer educational programming to the public and engage with student and faculty researchers.

Our main production space is a quarter-acre rooftop farm located on the Andrew and Valerie Pringle Environmental Green Roof above the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre. The farm is designed in the market garden tradition, with over 50 crops and more than 100 cultivars, along with three rooftop bee hives.

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