Michael Smith is the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming (GCUOF) farm coordinator. We chatted with him to learn more about what food means to him, his GCUOF experience and how we can all support local farmers' and locally grown food.
The Department of Plant Agriculture and the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) are pleased to announce Michael Smith as the new Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming (GCUOF) farm coordinator. He began in the role on May 20, 2021.
Dr. Kimberley Schneider has been appointed as the new faculty supervisor for the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming (GCUOF). She began in the role in early spring 2021.
Schneider will work with the farm coordinator, Mike Smith, to plan day-to-day operations and collaborate with the farm faculty advisor, Dr. Barry Micallef, to provide strategic direction for the farm including budget management, improvements and on-farm activities.
A uniquely Guelph beer made with wild yeast collected on the University of Guelph campus has been created by U of G food science experts, a local brewer and a company founded by University alumni.
Experimental Farm Ale has just launched at Royal City Brewing Co., more than a year after a “yeast safari” on campus to find the right fermentation organisms to get it started.
In keeping with other measures taken across the University of Guelph campus due to COVID-19, the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming (GCUOF) is temporarily closed.
As such, no one is allowed on campus, including on the GCUOF, except for U of G faculty and staff who have been deemed essential workers and have explicit permission from their Dean or supervisor.
Prof. Barry Micallef has been appointed as the new faculty advisor for the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming (GCUOF). He began in the role on May 1, 2020.
The popular "GCUOF Market" has returned! This Fall, every Thursday, the GCUOF will be selling its delicious seasonal produce from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Join us at the Guelph Organic Conference, January 24 - 27 at the University of Guelph.
Registration is open until January 20th. More details on registration here.
There are over 40 workshops to choose from, plus a two-day trade show. More information on the conference is available on their website.