27 May '16, 10pm

#Urban #birds Ryerson Urban Farm (formerly Rye's Homegrown)

Ryerson University is home to a quarter acre rooftop farm on the Andrew and Valerie Pringle Environmental Green Roof, located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Originally built in 2004, this green roof was converted into an edible garden in 2013 by Ryerson's student-initiated garden group, Ryerson Urban Farm (formerly Rye's Homegrown). Since then, more than 1,000 people have visited the farm through tours, workshops and events. In 2015, the farm produced nearly 8,000 pounds of produce, distributed between Ryerson's campus kitchens, the Gould Street Farmers' Market and to volunteers through a weekly food basket. Set in one of Canada's most densely populated neighbourhoods, this innovative project demonstrates the potential for the urban landscape to be used to produce food as well as to contribute to the health and well being of both our community and our environment. The g...

Full article: http://www.greenroofs.com/projects/pview.php?id=1758

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