UofG Plant Talks Presents: Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming

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Get to know the amazing research conducted by faculty across UofG and how it relates to the plants around us! The Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming (GCUOF) was temporarily closed at the start of the pandemic in March of 2020. As the farm has been reopening, they have begun cropping the land, revolving classes, students, and the community again.  Join Mike Smith as he shares more about the work of the GCUOF  has been doing this past year and the direction that it will be setting for the future.  

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Mike Smith has worked in organic agriculture for more than 15 years. He worked supervising vegetable production for nearly 10 years at Ignatius Farm here in Guelph where he worked with dozens of volunteers annually and mentored over 50 youth in their Practices and Principles of Organic Agriculture program. Most recently he supervised the cultivation team at the Green Organic Dutchman prior to joining GCUOF. He brings his years of experience in organic agriculture, community outreach, and project management. He has received a B.A. in political science with a focus in agricultural policy from McMaster University and post-graduate certificate in project management from the University of Toronto.

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