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
Join us this June 7th to kick off the gardening season!
These slideshows are weekly pictures of the IC rooftop garden from June 21, 2016 to August 2, and August 23. The first slideshow has panoramic pictures of the entire rooftop garden and the other slideshows have pictures of each individual planter and the first image is a diagram that shows what plants are growing in … Continue reading Pictures of the IC rooftop garden over the summer