First Crop Mob at the GCUOF!

On Saturday, June 4th we held our first crop mob at the GCUOF from 9 am to 4 pm. The response to our event posting was phenomenal, with lots of buzz on Twitter and Facebook, the event posting being picked up by a number of farming-related websites, and many email inquiries flooding our inbox. Planet Bean Coffee donated fair … Continue reading

St. Ignatius of Loyola CS joins Garden 2 Table

We are pleased to welcome St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic School to Garden 2 Table! On May 30, the 26 seventh-graders spent the afternoon pulling thistles, laying straw paths and planting leeks at the GCUOF. The class from St. Ignatius joins students from Jean Little Public School as participants in the Garden 2 Table program. Garden … Continue reading

GCUOF Crop Mob – Saturday, June 4th

We’re hosting a Crop Mob on Saturday, June 4th! Crop Mobs are an opportunity for people with an interest in sustainable food production to get to know/socialize with like-minded people while gaining farming experience. Crop Mobs help local farms to get big jobs done quickly. Many hands make light work! We can’t wait to get … Continue reading

Visit from Southern Mississippi students

On May 17, a group of 8 University of Southern Mississippi students paid a visit to the GCUOF. The students were part of a group of thirty students participating in a sustainability-themed exchange program with the University of Guelph. Martha Gay Scroggins, the GCUOF’s coordinator led a tour of the site and gave a brief talk … Continue reading

Plant Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, May 28th!

The GCUOF is having a plant sale on Saturday, May 28th! The certified organic vegetable, herb and flower seedlings for sale will include open-pollinated and heirloom varieties of tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, celery, early cabbages, lettuces, parsley, sage, marjoram, okra, snapdragons, hollyhocks and much more! Proceeds from the plant sale will go towards our education … Continue reading

CCLC visit – first of the 2011 season!

Today we had our first visit from a class from the Child Care and Learning Centre (CCLC)! The CCLC have been involved with the GCUOF since the project began. Children between the ages of one and a half and five years visit the GCUOF regularly during the growing season. Many CCLC children have grown to think … Continue reading

CCLC Family Gardening Day and Plant Sale, June 4

Families from the Child Care and Learning Centre (CCLC) will be joining us for a work day and picnic lunch at the farm on Saturday, May 28th June 4th*, from 9:30 AM to noon. Children from the CCLC have been involved in the GCUOF project from its inception and visit the site regularly to help … Continue reading

Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale, May 14

The GCUOF will be selling certified organic vegetable and flower seedlings at the Guelph and Wellington Country Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 14. The sale will also include perennials, trees and herbs grown by the Guelph Arboretum. GCUOF transplants for sale will include a variety of open-pollinated and heritage tomatoes, peppers, herbs, greens … Continue reading

Thank you, GIRC!

We would like to thank the Guelph International Resource Centre (GIRC) who have generously donated 20 rain barrels to the GCUOF. Along with a new pump for our 300 ft well given to us by the Bedrock Aquifer Field Facility at U of G, the new water barrels will help us to keep our solar greenhouse … Continue reading

Volunteer calendar updated

Spring is officially here and there’s lots to be done on the GCUOF site! If you have some time to spare in the next few days come by and get your hands dirty! You can check out the upcoming volunteer opportunities in the calendar in the right side bar of the blog, just under the … Continue reading