Campus Teaching Farm
Located on the north side of campus, east of the Toronto Pan-Am Sports Centre, and beyond the Morningside Athletic fields is the UTSC Campus Farm. The 10-acre brownfield site is 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.
Surveyed and fenced in 2018, the University of Toronto Scarborough Teaching Farm includes 6 raised planting beds, which have been used successfully to grow various crops - tomatoes, kale, garlic, potatoes, ground cherries, to name a few.
The teaching farm is now open to the faculty for lectures, seminars, tutorials and hands-on workshops. To sign up your class, simply complete the UTSC Teaching Farm Application.
Access the farm on foot via the path from Ellesmere Road to Pan Am Drive and walk through the UTSC Athletic Field. By car, from Conlins Road and Charwau 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 UTSC Campus Farm, are Included in the growing spaces on campus. The Farm also promotes urban farming sustainable practices by doing rain water harvesting at the farm and vermicomposting food waste on campus. More information Edible Campus