Campus Teaching Farm

The Call for Campus Farm Project Applications is now open for the 2022 Growing Season.  This year the form includes teaching, research, and independent community engagement projects, with COVID protocols in place. The U of T Scarborough Campus Farm provides faculty with the opportunity to use the site as an outdoor classroom for lectures, seminars, tutorials, hands-on workshops, class fieldtrips, and more.  The research plots provide faculty and their students an environment for research initiatives at the farm.

In Fall 2021, faculty were invited to attend information sessions, held virtually and on-site at the farm.  If you missed an opportunity to attend, Interim Associate Dean Undergraduate & Program Curriculum, Professor Hugh Laurence is speaking at departmental meetings about the opportunities the Campus Farm offers.  Highlights include:

  • First-hand accounts of teaching and research projects at the Campus Farm

  • Opportunities to provide experiential learning and critical hands-on training

  • Connecting students with nature

Located on the north side of campus, east of the Toronto Pan-Am Sports Centre, and beyond the Morningside Athletic Fields, the U of T Scarborough Campus Farm is a 10-acre brownfield site dedicated to teaching, community engagement and research on campus. With 5-acres devoted specifically to developing teaching and community engagement, the farm will provide learning activities, summer camp, and guided tours during the growing seasons.

The Teaching Farm includes 30 raised planting beds, an Indigenous garden, and a small orchard which has been used successfully to grow various edible crops (e.g. tomatoes, kale, garlic, potatoes, herbs, corn, squash, berries, to name a few), medicine, fruits and nuts, and flowers.

Access the farm on foot - following the Campus Farm signs on Military Trail to the entrance of the Morningside Athletic Fields on Pan Am Drive. Keep following the signs across the fields. Once exiting the fields, turn left on the first street, Bridleholme Crescent.

Access the farm by car - from Conlins Road and Chartway Boulevard.

The Teaching Farm is part of Edible Campus - an initiative that aims at using campus spaces to promote food production. The Instructional Centre's IC Rooftop Garden, and the Edible Valley Trail, in addition to the U of T Scarborough Campus Farm, are included in the growing spaces on campus. The Farm also promotes urban farming sustainable practices by harvesting rain water at the farm and vermicomposting food waste on campus.

For more information Edible Campus