Summer Open Farm at Ryerson Urban Farm

August 8th 2016. 16:00 to 19:00

Celebrate August’s Full-Bloom at our Summer Open Farm

The Summer Open Farm is an opportunity for Ryerson students, staff, faculty and the broader community to visit the rooftop farm in full-bloom. August marks the beginning of peak harvest, so this event will showcase the garden at the it's height of it’s growth on a beautiful summer's day. We will open the doors to the farm by inviting the community to take a guided tour of the garden. Additionally, there will be a reception and educational workshops located in the Sears Atrium themed around the importance of supporting local pollinators.

When: Monday, August 8th, 4–7pm

Who:  Anyone and everyone is welcome, bring your colleagues, friends and family!

What: Farm tours will be offered between 5pm and 6pm. The Atrium will serve as a reception area for guests to convene before and after their tour. Workshops will take place in the Atrium at 4pm and 6pm.


  • 45pm | The How-to's of Flower Farming with Jessica Gale of Sweet Gale Gardens
  • 5pm, 5:20pm & 5:40pm | Farm Tours and Field Walks
  • 67pm | Urban Beekeeping with Blake Retter of Alveole

Where: Ryerson’s rooftop farm on the Andrew and Valerie Pringle Environmental Green Roof located on the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre (245 Church Street).