Home Gardening in Urban Greening
Time & Location
About the Event
Home gardening has been crucial for us who live in an urban setting. It gives us instant access to fresh vegetables and herbs. We can also control over the chemicals that we use during the growing season. Many gardeners, especially beginners like us, do not certainly know how to be a successful home gardener using small space. For this reason, the “YOU should GARDEN” project team has organized this workshop to help people learning the tactics of growing food at home.
Dr. Grand Wood is an Assistant Professor at the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan. He will talk about the importance of Home Gardening in urban greening and how we can grow our food by own.
Grant’s passion is with urban agriculture, which includes small-scale food production and local food security. Grant developed Plant Science 235 – Urban Agriculture, which draws over 120 students per year from across campus. This course helps students learn how to grow food within city limits, both from a domestic and commercial basis.
Grant is very involved in the local urban food movement, and can often be found promoting local food production to a wide variety of audiences. Grant’s work has been recognized locally, provincially and nationally.
He also coordinates the AgBio Rooftop Garden, a containerized rooftop vegetable garden at the U of S. This research and demonstration project exemplifies local food production, sustainability, and community.
All ages of people are welcome!
Information related to accessibility, venue and parking will be shared closer to the date of the event.