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
Poster with image of plant and text promoting the dates to the workshop

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

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

grOCAD Exhibition

Photographs of grOCAD members displayed in text shape image spelling the name grOCAD.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

grOCAD Exhibition is the latest installation in the Learning Zone. This exhibition highlights grOCAD’s explorations, workshops and on-campus installations focusing on urban agriculture and sustainable practices since the group’s inception in 2011.

grOCAD is one of OCAD University many diverse student groups on campus, with an active interest in community building through plant life.

On exhibit are a small series of colour prints of concept drawings illustrating the creative process behind the works installed on campus, or exhibited at gallery shows. Projects include the Pedal Farm Exhibition, Living Wall, 3rd iteration of Windowfarm, Moss Exhibition, and raised planters constructed during O-days.

The Learning Zone is wheelchair accessible with two Gender-Neutral washrooms..

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1956434164626532/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free

Salad Day

Salad Day July 27 starts at 12 pm in the Learning Zone.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:00pm

Please join us at the Learning Zone Thursday July 27 at 12 pm for grOCAD's first Salad Day and harvest.

grOCAD's community garden project is bursting with green goodness to share with the OCAD U community.

Come by and enjoy some salad, trade gardening stories, harvesting tips and salad recipes.

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 Community Garden Project Meetup

Photograph of a volunteer watering herbs and vegetables in raised garden bed.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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.

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: 
http://www.Facebook.com/groups/ocadgrows/
Email: 
ocadgrows@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

Designers showcased at international Milan exhibition

Man stands before a pop-up pylon
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 4:00am

OCAD University is the only Canadian post-secondary institution exhibiting at this month’s international Design to Feed the World show at Cumulus Milan 2015. The university is represented by five design-focused projects:  

  • Pillflowers – Professor Lynne Heller’s portrayal of the omnipresence and abundance of pharmaceuticals in contemporary life
  • Earthbag – An exploration – by Inclusive Design master’s student Rushmita Alam – of jute’s potential to replace plastics for preserving and transporting food
  • Come Eat With Us – The Material Art & Design program’s artistic reflection on the historical relationship with food and utensils
  • Ninutik – Professor Dianne Croteau and Richard Brault’s designs for maple-sugar food and related packaging
  • grOCAD – OCAD U’s student-led incubator for urban agricultural projects

OCAD U’s exhibition materials – pop-up pylons made of recyclable cardboard – were installed on site by Industrial Design student Tom Doughty. A member of grOCAD and a research assistant with the Digital Media, Research + Innovation Institute, Doughty was impressed by the range of the other exhibits inside Milan’s Fabbrica del Vapore. “It was great to see such high-calibre international work – from New York to Pretoria, and from across Europe. I was especially impressed by the theoretical sophistication of the European contributions, as well as the integration of urban and rural in many historic European cities, which bridges the divide between farm and city that’s often present in Canada.”

Design to Feed the World brings together projects by students and research teams from academic institutions that belong to Cumulus (the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media). The exhibition was inspired by Expo Milano 2015’s theme “Feeding the Planet – Energy for Life,” and sought to highlight the place of design in the broad world of nutrition. Because Canada did not have a presence at Expo Milano, OCAD U’s participation in Cumulus was a rare opportunity to feature Canadian innovations.

 

 

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