Come out and join us to celebrate UTSC Summer Harvest Day on August 16th (tomorrow!) by participating in fun events and activities happening throughout the day! Some activities include a Harvest Party on the IC Rooftop Garden, Indigenous teaching on harvesting and feasting by our Elder Wendy Phillips.
Since our Planting Party in early June, our garden started off on a good foot! And it's growing well despite the wet summer we're having this year. Our sunflowers, cucumbers, radishes and lettuce started to sprout while other crops such as beets, corn, Indigenous tobacco and beans were slower to germinate and/or had to … Continue reading Garden update: What grew in June!
Scientific Name: Tagetes Common Name: marigold, maravilla, சாமந்தி (cāmanti), गेंदे का फूल (gende ka phool) Native to Central America, marigolds come in of orange, yellow, red and bicoloured. These flowers are made of overlapping petals that become dense and smaller at the center. Marigold is an annual flower, though some varieties are perennials. Marigolds have a … Continue reading Merry for Marigolds
This year in our garden, our Indigenous Elder Wendy Phillips provided seeds to grow Indigenous ceremonial plants such as tobacco and sage. After they are harvested they will be used as gifts, for traditional ceremonies on campus and for teaching the UTSC community. To learn more about the ceremonial plants that will be grown in … Continue reading Growing Indigenous Ceremonial Plants
On June 7th, we had our Rooftop Garden Planting Party to kick off the garden season! It was great weather and lots of fun! Our Indigenous Elder, Wendy Phillips opened the Planting Party with a traditional smudging ceremony, and talked about the importance of the Indigenous ceremonial plants, sage and tobacco that will be growing … Continue reading Planting Party Highlights
At the July staff lunch, I was invited to do an infusion water booth using herbs from our garden and some frozen fruit. Healthy Campus gave out these awesome infused water bottles which are great way to add bit of flavour to your water. My favourite infusion was blueberry, lemon thyme and a bit of stevia. … Continue reading Infusion Water at July Staff Lunch
August has been a great month for the garden. Ears of corn started to develop, tomato fruit grew and beautiful heads of cabbage blossomed. Look how much the tobacco grew over the summer! Our sunflowers have grow so tall, they can be seen from the main UTSC campus across the street! They're over 8 ft tall. On … Continue reading Garden Update: What grew in August
Rain. Rain. and more Rain. July was a rainy month but our garden thrived! Our sunflowers grew and the corn started to sprout. The Indigenous tobacco also grew dramatically since June And the peppers and zucchini started to fruit We also harvested some of our produce Stay tuned to … Continue reading Garden Update: What grew in July