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 300 people in twenty-five 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 do I get to the Edmonton Urban Farm?
If you are coming by Edmonton Transit, the Urban Farm is nearest Stadium Station. Take Bus 101 east on 112 Avenue to 79th Street. Walk north 1.5 blocks on 79th Street. If you are coming by bicycle, bring your bicycle inside the gates. If you are coming by car, you will find parking in the gravel lot east of 79th Street.
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 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 2023 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 780-378-5111.
How do I contact the Edmonton Urban Farm?
We would love to hear from you! If you think you are a potential partner, please fill out this short expression of interest. If you have further questions, email us at email@example.com or call us at 780-378-5111.
When can I visit the Edmonton Urban Farm?
Join us for Saturdays at the farm! Drop-in hours are from 10:00am-4:00pm (May 20-October 7, 2023). Explore the Urban Farm, and participate in free, fun, family activities.
- Urban Farm Kids Club 11:00-12:00
- Food & Farming Forum 12:00-1:00
- Arts and Culture Programming from 1:00-3:00.
You can also visit the farm for special activities during Open Farm Day on Saturday, August 19, 2023.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 an observation hive tucked away in a corner of the farm. To minimize the risk of stings while observing the hive safely you can 1) remain quiet and calm while near the hive 2)wear a hat 3) avoid floral patterns 4) avoid wearing strongs scents. Eliminate the last sentence "Of these three" We'll need to add Bee-Clean info in here at some point.
Are there chickens at the farm?
Due to the risks posed by Avian Flu, our flock has not been at the Urban Farm for the past two years. We hope to have them back soon!
Do school tours go forward rain or shine?
If there is heavy rain, strong wind, thunder or lightning, activities, including Urban Farm School, will be cancelled. If there is a light rain, no wind, no thunder or lightning, activities often go ahead. The activities at the Urban Farm are 100% outdoors.
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 east on 113 Avenue towards Borden Park, pass 79 street, turn north to Borden Park Road and then come left/south on 79th Street. Look for the green drop off sign on the west/right side of the street.
What time does Urban Farm School take place?
Tuesday afternoon to Friday morning; Morning visits are from 9:30am - 11:00am. Afternoon visits take place from 1:00am - 2:30am.
Do you sell vegetables, eggs, honey, or goats?
The produce at the Urban Farm is grown by our community partners for their own families and communities. There are no vegetables, eggs, honey, or goats for sale at the Edmonton Urban Farm.