Come gather with the Ryerson Urban Farm to celebrate the bountiful (and hot!) season we had this year. Enjoy the fruits of our shared labour at a pie tasting contest, appreciate nature’s decomposition processes by learning how to grow your own mushrooms and use vermicompost, and help us plant garlic to overwinter for next summer’s harvest. Following that, stretch out your legs in a good ol’ fashioned contra dance!
We will be acknowledging the hard work and dedication of all who make this groundbreaking project possible (thank you!), and we will provide opportunities to learn more about the Ryerson Urban Farm, what’s on the horizon, and how to get involved. All are welcome! We hope to see you there.
When: Monday, October 24, 2016
Time: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre at 245 Church St., 3rd Floor Sears Atrium
RSVP: Click here to RSVP
Cost: Free entry (please bring $5 cash to purchase your own DIY mushroom bag)
Highlights & Features
- Complimentary Beau’s beer and Brickworks cider
- Ryerson Eats Pop-Up, serving delicious treats and eats made with produce from the farm
- Pollinator-themed raffle contest
- Live music and contra dance
- Tabling fair with ecological and social justice groups on campus
- DIY mushroom bags ($5)
3 p.m. | Garlic planting on the rooftop farm
3:30 p.m. | Pie tasting contest with rooftop-grown winter squash cultivar ‘Gold Nugget’
4:30 p.m. | Tour of the rooftop farm
5 p.m. | Contra dance (an easy-to-learn folk dance)
We are thankful to Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company for their continued support of Ryerson Urban Farm
Seeking: Event Volunteers
Want to volunteer? Attend our orientation: October 17th
We need your help to get this event off the ground! If you’re interested, let us know! We’ll need help with setup and teardown along with assistance in managing event activities such as garlic planting, pollinator identification, and mushroom cultivation. We will be meeting for a volunteer orientation and to begin preliminary preparations on October 17th at 1 p.m. in front of the Gould Street Garden.
What: Harvest Party prep and volunteer orientation
When: Monday October 17th, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Gould Street Garden (across the street from the Student Campus Centre at 55 Gould Street)
Who: Anyone interested in getting more involved with the Urban Farm!
RSVP: Click here to sign up for the Volunteer Orientation