Durham launches The Barrett Centre of Innovation in Sustainable Urban Agriculture

September 29, 2021
Durham College has announced that it has launched The Barrett Centre of Innovation in Sustainable Urban Agriculture. The centre, which received a $5M donation from The Barrett Family Foundation, will focus on solving challenges related to food and farming in Canada, such as labour and skills gaps and opportunities to use sustainable and regenerative practices. One of the centre’s main focuses will be on building a new urban farm that will work as a community-inspired living lab. It will also be involved in a variety of initiatives, such as enhancing Durham’s existing farm, creating educational programs and materials, creating opportunities for students to work on urban farms, and supporting traditionally underserved communities in urban agricultural initiatives. Durham (ON)