The Four-Season Urban Agriculture Centre, established in 2016, provides fresh food to our clients and demonstrates different ways to grow food year-round in Saskatchewan. The centre now incorporates soil-based vertical composting Garden Towers, Aeroponic Tower Gardens and a CNC Farming machine called the Farm Bot.
We work with food bank clients, school groups, and community partners in the Four Season Urban Agricluture Centre and throughout the community; empowering participants to grow their own food indoors, at home, year-round and in small spaces.
Urban Agriculture School & Community Outreach Project
This innovative project shares resources and practical tools with educators at schools and community organizations in and around the City of Regina. Participating schools and local organizations each received a kit that includes a Garden Tower, grow lights, soil, seeds and everything they need to grow food indoors and all year long thanks to the continued support of The Mosaic Company.
Children, youth, educators and the community grow healthy, nutritious food and gain greater understanding of how and where the food we share and eat is grown and produced. The Garden Towers inspire conversation about nutrition, food sustainability, and food security. Through this project participants learn that vegetable gardening can be a satisfying and rewarding activity with just a little direction, some good advice, and inspiration.
A huge thank you to all the teachers, school staff, and community partners who have expressed interest in providing their students and clients with hands on learning experiences using the Garden Tower.
Applications will open in April for the 2020-2021 school year.
If you are a community organization please fill out and submit your application form form to let us know your interest. Applications are accepted year-round.
Field Trips to the Four-Season Urban Agriculture Centre
Consider the Four-Season Urban Agriculture Centre for your next field trip destination. We offer a range of activities that cater to a variety of age groups. Your trip may include:
- A tour of the Regina Food Bank
- A lesson in handwashing (using blacklight and glow-germ)
- Plant knowledge (i.e. parts of a plant, photosynthesis, and germination)
- Container planting activity (make and take your own plant)
- Vermicomposting (interact with our Red Wiggler worms)
For more information or to book a trip please send an email to [email protected] and include the following information: Your name, the school or organization you represent, the number of participants (max. 30), grade or age range of participants and some suggested dates for your field trip.
Upcoming Indoor Urban Gardening Workshops
Sponsored by Conexus Credit Union
In this workshop you will learn how to grow nutritious food indoors and in all seasons! We will explore how to grow microgreens and other vegetables using low cost and recyclable materials. You will receive a starter kit that will allow you to begin growing as soon as you get home! Lettuce help on your journey to growing your own fresh food. Registration is required. Workshops are for adults only. Preference given to food bank clients.
January 16th, 2020 – 1:30pm to 3:30pm
February 27th, 2020 – 1:30pm to 3:30pm
March 26th, 2020 – 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Please phone 306-559-1501 or email [email protected]oodbank.ca to register.
Interested in volunteering your time? Apply online to find out if there is a current opportunity that is right for you!
The for Season Urban Agriculture Centre was made possible thanks to the following support & investment: