IC Rooftop Garden

DPES students and sustainability hold vegetables in front of their garden on the IC rooftop.

The IC Rooftop Garden, a 28 square metre (410 square foot), is a multi-use space for meditation, relaxation, meetings, and social gatherings and for teaching and learning how to grow food. The Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences launched the garden in 2016 in coordination with the Sustainability Office, and with input from the Culinaria Research Centre.

Each year the garden is planted according to a theme. The 2016 Columbian Exchange Garden featured the three sister crops: maze, beans and squash used in cooking demonstrations and workshops. The 2017 garden, in keeping with U of T Scarborough’s healthy campus initiative, follows the theme of Diverse Healing Foods, showcasing Indigenous ceremonial and healing plants.

Each year more than 30 different crops are grown on this urban rooftop.

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