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 24 raised planting beds, which have been used successfully to grow various crops - tomatoes, kale, garlic, potatoes, ground cherries, to name a few.
Access the farm on foot via the path from Ellesmere Road to Pan Am Drive and walk through the UTSC Athletic Field. By car, access the farm 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 harvesting rain water at the farm and vermicomposting food waste on campus.
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