grOCAD Propagation Workshop

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Join us for a fun hands-on plant propagation workshop, Tuesday Oct 22 from 2:00 – 4:30 pm.

Learn basic propagation techniques such as cuttings, root division and layering. Plant propagation is a great skill to have; it saves you money and it's a great way to share plants with friends and family.

All the materials will be provided. Participants which will take home a plant which they propagated during the workshop. Open to all OCAD U students, faculty and staff.

grOCAD is a group of students, faculty and staff who are working together to integrate plant life into our everyday experience by cultivating areas in and around OCAD U’s campus. grOCAD’s aim is to increase healthy food accessibility, encourage discourse about how plants improve quality of life and heighten awareness to urban agricultural practices.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
Email: 
ocadgrows@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free
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grOCAD Plant Sale

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Come out to grOCAD's spring houseplant sale! Tuesday April 9, 11 am to 2 pm. Add a little green in your life. On sale will be a variety of houseplants: spiderplants, ivy, golden pothos, all propagated from grOCAD's Windowfarm. Other plants that will be offered are succulents, basil and thyme seedlings.

Please drop by to make a purchase or to learn how to get involved or to just talk about plants.

grOCAD is a group of students, faculty and staff who are working together to integrate plant life to our everyday experience by cultivating areas in and around OCAD U’s campus. grOCAD’s aim is to increase healthy food accessibility, encourage discourse about how plants improve quality of life and heighten awareness to urban agricultural practices.

Venue & Address: 
Lobby at100 McCaul Street, Toronto ON M5T 1W1
Email: 
ocadgrows@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free to attend
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grOCAD Plant Propagation Workshop

Photograph of seedlings in small pots.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrate Spring at grOCAD's plant propagation workshop! Join us at the Learning Zone next Wednesday April 3rd to learn the basics of plant propagation using seeds and cuttings.

It’s a hands-on workshop so be prepared to get your hands dirty between 2 – 4 pm

Open to all in the OCAD U community - students, faculty and staff

grOCAD is a group of students, faculty and staff who are working together to integrate plant life to our everyday experience by cultivating areas in and around OCAD U’s campus. grOCAD’s aim is to increase healthy food accessibility, encourage discourse about how plants improve quality of life and heighten awareness to urban agricultural practices.

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
ocadgrows@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

Spider Plant Propagation/ grOCAD meeting!

A photograph of a hydroponic garden system built from horizontal pipes on a wooden triangle frame, growing with lush plants
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:45pm

Come out to learn and get your hands dirty at our next meeting! Open to any and all in the OCAD community (student, faculty, staff, taking a year off), whether you're part of the grOCAD student group or not... yet ;)

 

To match the spookiest day of the year, we'll be propagating spider plants! Sadly, there's nothing all that scary about these air-purifying plants other than how easy they are to grow and how adaptable they are to various light conditions. We'll be trimming and potting baby plants as well as dividing adult plants that have grown so large their roots are choking our watering system.

 

We'll also take the opportunity to chat about grOCAD projects we are hoping to accomplish this year. At our last meeting, we talked about adding more greenery to the student lounge on the second floor of 100 McCaul and various workshops we could offer. Bring your ideas of how to move these projects forward and how you may want to be involved, or come simply for the plant love!

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Learning Zone, 113 McCaul, Level 1 (also accessible from 113 McCaul Street)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ocadgrows/
Email: 
ocadgrows@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

grOCAD Plant Sale

grOCAD Plant Sale
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

grOCAD is having a plant sale to raise money to support their ongoing projects like their Windowfarm and Aquafarm installations. A variety of houseplants, to name a few like spider plants, golden pothos,  jade and mother of thousands will be on sale.

Anyone who is interested in making a purchase, learning about our projects or how to care for houseplants can pass by. 

About grOCAD:

grOCAD is a group of students, faculty and staff who are working together to integrate plant life to our everyday experience by cultivating areas in and around OCAD U’s campus. grOCAD’s aim is to increase healthy food accessibility, encourage discourse about how plants improve quality of life and heighten awareness to urban agricultural practices.

Venue & Address: 
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ocadgrows/
Email: 
ocadgrows@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

Salad Day!

grOCAD members harvesting greens for Salad Day 2017
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Last summer grOCAD celebrated their community garden bounty with a Salad Day event held in the Learning Zone. This year grOCAD will be joined by the Cooking Club, who will be making homemade and delicious salad dressings from scratch.

Join grOCAD and the Cooking Club at the Lambert Lounge in the Main Building at noon then take a walk over to grOCAD’s community garden to harvest greens for the Salad Day event.

It is free event open to all OCAD U Students. RSVPs are encouraged but drop-ins are welcome. Please contact Sarah at scree@ocadu.ca or ocadgrows@gmail.com.

Drop by and enjoy some salad, share gardening stories, or your favourite recipes and checkout some good reads on urban agriculture from the OCAD U Library.

 

 

Venue & Address: 
Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul Street, Room 187
Email: 
ocadgrows@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

grOCAD Community Garden Meetup

grOCAD Community Garden
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

A call to OCAD U gardeners – students, staff or faculty who are interested in supporting grOCAD’s community garden project, located on the grounds of St. George the Marty at 197 John Street. We need volunteers to help plant/water/harvest herbs and vegetables in summer through fall.

Join us Wednesday June 20 for a planting day. It’s a great opportunity to share and learn about urban gardening. For those who can't attend the meeting but would like to get involved, email us ocadgrows@gmail.com.

grOCAD is a group of students, faculty and staff who are working together to integrate plant life to our everyday experience by cultivating areas in andaround OCAD U's campus. grOCAD's aim is to increase healthy food accessibility, encourage discourse about how plants improve quality of life and heighten awareness to urban agricultural practices.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ocadgrows/
Email: 
ocadgrows@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

grOCAD Workshop Series: Seed Paper Making

grOCAD Workshop series logo overlaid onto of seed paper including OCAD Student Union logo.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Join us with grOCAD for a Seed Paper Making Workshop, Tuesday March 27, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Enjoy a cup of tea while learning to plant your seeds everywhere with plantable paper.

This workshop will be lead by Heidi Persaud.

Open to OCAD U students. Free, material included.

For more information please contact grOCAD at: ocadgrows@gmail.com

Thank you to OCAD Student Union for supporting grOCAD.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/403269733430775/?active_tab=about
Email: 
ocadgrows@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

Native Plant Propagation Workshop

Photograph of baby plants growing out of soil
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 2:30pm

Now is the perfect time to a get a jump on Spring and start native plant seeds for this year’s gardening season. Native plants have evolved and adapted to our local growing conditions, making them perfect additions to your garden! Join us for a free, hands-on workshop where we share tips, techniques and seeds to allow you to:
- Learn about the benefits of gardening with native plants
- Get to know varieties that can thrive in your conditions
- Learn how to cold-stratify perennial seeds and plant them

This workshop will be lead by Sayeh Dastgheib-Beheshti who teaches Sustainable Practices in the Design Program. The workshop is open to OCAD U students, faculty and staff and is free!

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1802520653381611/
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 2529
Cost: 
Free

GrOCAD PLANT SALE

Photograph of houseplants including Spider plants and Mother of Thousands.
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

grOCAD is having plant sale to raise money to support their ongoing projects like their community garden! A few of the houseplants from last month’s propagation workshop such as spider plants, golden pothos and mother of thousands will be on sale.

Anyone who is interested in making a purchase, learning about our projects or if you just want to talk about plants can pass by! We can provide info on how to care for the plants as well.

grOCAD is an open group of students, faculty and staff collaborating to develop urban agriculture on and off campus, exploring themes of biophillia, food security and community building through plant life. We believe that the natural world and the human world are one and the same, and work to bridge this constructed divide in daily life. grOCAD is involved in on-campus installations, research, promotion of student and community work, gallery shows and publications relating to sustainable urbanism.

Venue & Address: 
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street (MCA)
Website: 
www.facebook.com/groups/ocadgrows
Email: 
ocadgrows@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

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