Getting to know your Garden with the Ontario Agricultural College

June 9th, 2015 | Posted by Anita in Uncategorized

This Thursday, June 11th, the Uptown Market is proud to host the Ontario Agricultural College!

The Ontario Agricultural College (OAC)  is the founding college of the University of Guelph . It is recognized as Canada’s largest and most renowned agricultural college. The OAC is a leader in education and research in the fields of agriculture, food, the environment and rural development. And this week, they are going to be educating YOU!

The Ontario Agricultural College will be joining us for the day (3:00pm to 7:00pm), helping you get to know more about your garden, and horticulture in general! They’ve got a list of fun activities the whole family can enjoy, which we’ve listed for you below:

Plant breeding intentions

  • Learn about 12 decades of breeding inventions in Canada

Plant breeding activity

  • Learn how to be a plant breeder with a fun and interactive activity

Cooking with Weeds

  • A free recipe using a common weed will be available courtesy of two Ontario Agricultural College Alumni from their book “The Good Season”

Plant-based biomaterials

  • How to make car parts from agricultural waste residues

Build your own garden activity

  • Kids will have a chance to draw their own garden and win a prize

We are really looking forward to learning more about gardening and horticulture, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy what the OAC has to offer! You can learn more about the Ontario Agricultural College and the amazing work they do on their website HERE

Looking forward to seeing you at the Market this Thursday, and every Thursday. We’ve got special events planned every week, so stay tuned to our blog, Facebook, and Twitter pages to keep updating on the exciting happenings at the Uptown Market this summer!

 

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