Urban dwellers have the desire to develop urban landscapes and grow food to support families, neighbourhoods and communities. Plant enthusiasts look to grow and maintain landscapes that are functional, offer sustainability and provide a strong aesthetic value in our urban environments.
Learn the strategies that allow your urban space - backyard, balcony or public lot – to become a destination for the growth of plants that is both sustainable and productive.
March 4, 2013
Summer Registration Open
Introduction to Plant Identification starts on Monday, May 6, 2013. Registration starts in mid-February.
Plan ahead - fall courses are posted.
September 18, 2012
Many factors should be considered choosing plants. Form, colour, size..... read more
July 24, 2012
Program Assists New Farmers.
Guelph Grad student helps new farmers find land and equipment - article.
July 4, 2012
Landscapes vs. Veggies
Why is it then, that visitors to my home are most vocal when they get to my back deck and peer down at my neighbour’s vegetable garden?!
June 11, 2012
Adding Rooms in the Landscape
Creating rooms in the landscape provides unique qualities and characteristics to the landscape design.
June 4, 2012
Native Plants on the Golf Course
Using native plants on the golf courses saves money and labour. Read "Save cash with native plants"
May 23, 2012
The Design Process
Wondering how to approach the design of your landscape? Use the Design Process!
February 8, 2012
Jobs Aplenty in Agri-Food
Ontario’s agriculture and food industry is booming, with more job openings than qualified people to fill them - Jobs Aplenty.
December 19, 2011
A horticulture opportunity
Grow ethnocultural vegetables! Demand for Ethnocultural Vegetables Far Exceeds Supply
November 28, 2011
University of Guelph research assists lavender growers
“Guelph Research Benefits Lavender Growers”
October 4, 2011
Read about the first graduate!
“Sustainable Urban Horticulture Program Presents First Graduate”
September 8, 2011
Bales per Mile?
How Many Miles Per Bale Could Your Car Get? Research at the University of Guelph looks at ethanol production from straw - http://atguelph.uoguelph.ca/2011/08/how-many-miles-per-bale-could-your-car-get/
July 7, 2011
SUH Instructor in the News!
Read about our course instructor David Ward, "Gardening Course Draws Interest From Afar". David instructs Ecology of Gardens and Landscapes in the Urban Environment and Sustainability, Economics and Horticulture.