Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Edmonton Urban Farm?
The Edmonton Urban Farm is a 2-acre farm in the heart of Alberta's capital. Established in 2014, the Urban Farm connects people to food and farming within the city limits. Explore Edmonton manages the Urban Farm while almost 100 people in twenty independent groups farm it. Farmers grow food for their families and communities; their amazing gardens form an outdoor classroom for Explore Edmonton educational programs, like Urban Farm School and Open Farm Days.
Where is the Edmonton Urban Farm?
The Edmonton Urban Farm is located at 11312 79 Street (the corner of 113 Avenue and 79 Street). The accessible entrance is at the south gate off of 113 Avenue. The non-accessible entrance is off of 79 Street, half a block north of 113 Avenue.
How can I volunteer with the Edmonton Urban Farm?
Do you have gardening skills to share? Be a mentor to a new grower. Do you love kids? Help us with Urban Farm School! Need to get your hands in the dirt? Come and weed! Apply to volunteer at the Edmonton Urban Farm by filling out the appropriate form on our Volunteer Page.
How can I grow at the Edmonton Urban Farm?
We like to partner with community groups at the Urban Farm. Space for the 2022 season has been allocated, but we are always happy to connect and chat with potential partners in case opportunities arise in the future. Email us at email@example.com or call us at 780-378-5111.
How do I contact the Edmonton Urban Farm?
We would love to hear from you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 780-378-5111.
When can I visit the Edmonton Urban Farm?
Drop-in hours are Saturdays, 10:00am-4:00pm, from May 21-October 8, 2022. Come for a self-guided walk, or check back often for a list of scheduled activities. You can also visit the farm during Open Farm Day (Saturday, August 13, 2022).
How can I sponsor or support the Edmonton Urban Farm?
If you are an organization that would like to investigate sponsorship opportunities at the Edmonton Urban Farm, get in touch! We’d love to explore options. Email us at email@example.com or call us at 780-378-5111.
Are there washrooms at the farm?
Yes - there are two unisex portable toilets onsite.
Are there bees at the farm?
We have one hive tucked away in a corner of the farm. To minimize the risk of stings while observing the bees safely you can 1) wear a hat 2) avoid floral patterns 3) avoid wearing strong scents. Of these three points, wearing a hat is the most important.
Are there chickens at the farm?
The farm is home to six urban egg-laying hens!
Do school tours go forward rain or shine?
Urban Farm School goes ahead rain or shine in most cases. If we have — or there is imminent risk of — a thunderstorm, severe downpour, or extreme winds on the day of your visit, we reserve the right to cancel as Urban Farm School is 100% outdoors and there is no adequate space to take shelter. We’ll do this in as timely a manner as we can and we will work to reschedule if possible.
Where do buses drop-off students for school tours?
Buses drop off and pick up at the gate on the west side of 79 Street. For easiest drop off, buses can turn right/east on 113 Avenue towards Borden Park, pass 79 street, turn left/north to Borden Park Road and then come left/south on 79th Street. Look for the blue drop off sign on the west/right side of the street.
What time do school tours take place?
Morning tours are from 9:30am - 11:00am. Afternoon tours take place from 1:00am - 2:30pm.