Reminder: Organic Farm Closed Due to COVID-19

Posted on Friday, June 5th, 2020

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.

“We understand this is upsetting for the volunteers who have dedicated hours of time and energy to the farm,” says Prof. Hugh Earl, chair of the Department of Plant Agriculture. “But responding responsibly to COVID-19 is requiring us to do things differently to ensure the health and safety of the University community.” Additional signage has been added at the GCUOF and nearby locations to help remind people of the temporary closure.

The GCUOF will re-open once the University fully re-opens and resumes all regular operations.

Food produced this season is being provided to the Hospitality Services’ support of The SEED program.

Questions about the farm or volunteering should be directed to Prof. Barry Micallef, faculty advisor for the GCUOF.

The Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming was founded in 2008 by the Department of Plant Agriculture, specifically by Prof. Ann Clarke, as research and teaching resource for U of G faculty and students and the broader community.

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