Mark your calendars! University of Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming Open House.

You’re invited to attend the University of Guelph’s Centre for Urban Organic Farming open house on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, from 1-4 pm.

Learn about ongoing high tunnel and field research projects with horticultural crops and specialty crops including cherry tomato, pea shoots and pods, bitter melon and edible chrysanthemum.

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The day will include discussions on high tunnel construction, project set-up, initial experiences of organic vegetable crops grown in high tunnels and field production, understanding environmental variables when growing organic crops in high tunnels versus field production, site tours, and more!

Date: 30 September, 2015
Time: 1-4 pm
Location:
Site Tours:University of Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming, College Ave. East & Dundas Lane, Guelph, Ontario.
Presentations: Cutten Fields, 190 College Ave East, Gueph, Ontario.

Agenda:
12:30:             Registration
1:00 – 1:45:    Site Tours (every 15 mins, 3 tours available starting at 1pm)
2:15:               Presentations
2:15 – 2:30:   Introduction to the High Tunnel Project  – Dr. Youbin Zheng
2:30 – 3:00:  Lessons Learned in High Tunnel Construction – Dave Llewellyn
3:00 – 3:30:  Environmental Monitoring in High Tunnels – Dr. Dave Lubitz and Dave Llewellyn
3:30 – 4:00:  Preliminary Results of High Tunnel Production of Organic Crops –
Yun Kong and Dr. Youbin Zheng
4:00:              Adjourn

To learn more, visit the farm’s website at https://www.uoguelph.ca/gcuof/visit-farm  and stay tuned to ONSpecialtyCrops and ONOrganic for more details!

This research is funded by the AgriInnovation Program of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Growing Forward 2 Policy Framework (a federal-provincial-territorial initiative) and Organic Federation of Canada through the Organic Science Cluster II, an industry-supported research and development endeavor initiated by the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada at Dalhousie University in collaboration with the Organic Federation of Canada.

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