Guest Post: Vermicomposting at the GCUOF

A new vermicomposting initiative by the Guelph Worm Composting Network is a fresh example of the collaborative, hands-on  learning happening at the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming this summer. The Guelph Worm Composting Network is a local group looking to increase collective knowledge about vermicomposting through knowledge sharing and community research projects, and to … Continue reading

First on-campus market of 2012 this Wednesday, July 18th!

Our first on-campus market of the 2012 growing season will take place this Wednesday, July 18th in front of the Crop Science Building at U of G. Stop by between 12 and 2 pm for freshly harvested, certified organic produce grown right on campus by GCUOF volunteers! Please feel free to download and distribute our July 18th … Continue reading

New volunteer hours for summer

Our new volunteer hours for the summer are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 pm to 5 pm. We’re looking for help with all farm tasks including seeding and transplanting new crops, preparing and maintaining garden beds, and managing weeds and compost piles. Please bring a water bottle and sun protection. If you haven’t done so already, please … Continue reading

GCUOF coordinator Martha Gay tending our certified organic seedlings.

Buy your seedlings at tomorrow’s Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale!

It’s time again to get your home gardens growing! The GCUOF will be at the Guelph and Wellington Country Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale this Saturday, May 12th offering a wide variety of vegetable, herb and flower seedlings for sale – come down to get your own certified organic, heirloom varieties from the GCUOF! When: Saturday, May … Continue reading

The GCUOF goes off the grid!

As of 12:30 pm March 6th, 2012, the GCUOF is 100% solar-powered! This is exciting progress in making the farm a model of sustainable farming for an energy-limited future. Check out these photos (taken last May) of the recently completed installation process.

Visit us at the Guelph Organic Conference, Jan. 28th and 29th

The GCUOF will be represented at the OAC booth at the 31st annual Guelph Organic Conference, January 28th and 29th, 2012. You can find us at booth #9 on the main floor of the trade show in the University Centre. Please stop by to say hello and to find out about upcoming opportunities at the farm. … Continue reading

Last year's on-campus Thanksgiving market.

Visit our on-campus market this Thursday, Sept. 15th

Our first on-campus market of 2011 is scheduled for Thursday, September 15th from 3 to 6 pm at Branion Plaza (near the Cannon in the centre of campus). The market will continue every Thursday this fall while the food lasts! Don’t miss our beautiful, certified organic produce including peppers, heirloom tomatoes, garlic, fingerling and blue … Continue reading

Market Stand at the Guelph Turfgrass Institute Open House Tomorrow

The Guelph Turfgrass Institute trial gardens’ open house happens tomorrow – Wednesday, August 17th – from 12 to 8 pm. We’ll be selling our certified organic produce at the event from noon to 5 pm, or while supplies last. Visit our table to purchase freshly picked green and yellow beans, beets, herbs, our first tomatoes of … Continue reading

GCUOF lettuce for sale!

Our certified organic lettuce is currently at its peak! We have big, beautiful heads of Red Sails (pictured) and Buttercrunch lettuce for sale at the farm site. Stop by the farm any weekday between 9:30 and 4 and we’ll pick you a head of lettuce straight from the field. You won’t find food any fresher … Continue reading

Thank you, Organic Meadow!

Thanks to Dave Perozzo, owner of the Guelph Grotto Climbing Gym, for loaning us his truck for a day so that we could transport the tanks to the farm.