Durham celebrates opening of Barrett Centre’s Ajax Urban Farm


Durham College recently celebrated the grand opening of the Barrett Centre’s Ajax Urban Farm. The community-based living lab is managed by Durham’s Faculty of Hospitality and Horticultural Science and used for hands-on learning experiences for Durham students. The site includes gardens and orchards, an apiary, hoop houses, a Food Literacy Zone, and a hydroponic indoor farm. The centre also hosts an online community portal that will help the public learn about urban agriculture and develop their food literacy. “The Barrett Centre’s Ajax Urban Farm is truly leading the way by adding to Durham Region’s agricultural strategy in developing a strong locally sourced food supply for years to come,” said Durham President Don Lovisa. “Our community is directly benefiting from the resources developed here by our expert faculty and experiential learning student-led projects.”

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