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A Farm In the Heart of the City!
The southwest corner of our campus is home to the Northlands Urban Farm, a 31,200 square-foot farm dedicated to producing local and sustainable food. Operated by Lactuca Corp., the farm offers a unique opportunity for locals and tourists coming to Edmonton to experience the realities of a commercial farm right here in the heart of the city .
Producing a broad array of hard-to-come-by varietals—from lettuce, herbs and garlic to heirloom tomatoes and carrots—the produce Lactuca grows is sold at the 124 Grand Market, French Quarter Grand Market, and Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ Market, and used in the kitchens of several local restaurants and at Northlands. Also home to bee hives and chickens, the Northlands Urban Farm offers a unique opportunity to experience where your food comes from.
Come for a tour of this hidden gem, and learn about the plants and the bees! Spots are limited, so please register in advance online.
Lactuca’s Founder/Head Farmer,
Travis Kennedy & Northlands’ Professional Beekeeper,
Public tours are now over for 2016. If you are interested in public tours, please check back in 2017 for new dates, or email us to be notified when 2017 tour dates are available.
Urban Farm Tour Visit – Book Your Class!
Available September, October, May, June
The Northlands Urban Farm provides a rich learning environment for students learning about foods, science and biology. The farm consists of commercial food production, urban hives, chickens and composting, which allows students to take an in-depth look at sustainable agriculture production methods, urban food production, pollination and the biodiversity.
Register your class for an Urban Farm Visit:
Food Lab – Coming Soon!
Available January, February, March
Food can make science, business and agriculture relevant to our daily lives. Making bread, preserving pickles, making jam or touring the largest kitchen in the prairies can all provide students opportunities to see, touch and smell the world of food. Food Lab programs are currently in development but will tied to High School foods, culinary and science outcomes.
Register to receive Food Lab updates:
Corner of 79 Street and 113 Avenue