Learn About Urban Agriculture with Grant Wood


Join Grant Wood who recently retired from the College of Agriculture and Bioresources to learn about urban agriculture, edible landscaping, and projects all over Saskatoon where food is being grown. The videos can be watched seperately or as a series, and we've added some hands-on activities and extra resources for you to explore too. 

Grant Wood


Grant’s passion is with urban agriculture, which includes small-scale food production, and local food security. Grant is very involved in the local urban food movement, and can often be found promoting local food production to a wide variety of audiences. Grant’s work has been recognized locally, provincially and nationally, and he has received university awards in teaching, plus outreach and engagement. Read about Grant's rooftop garden project at the University of Saskatchewan: Rooftop Roots.

Learn about urban agriculture with Grant

Grant on why he became a scientist and a teacher, and the next big question in agriculture science.

The differences between rural and urban agriculture, and making a living growing food in the city.

There are so many pretty shrubs and plants that also produce food to eat! Here are some of Grant's favourites.

Learn about the urban agriculture opportunities and projects going on in Saskatoon right now.

A summary plus one last project: the USask College of Agriculture and Bioresources Rooftop Garden.

Activities and resources

Learn about roots and shoots by growing a sweet potato from a tuber.

Go on a plant part scavenger hunt at the grocery store or farmers' market.

Pick or buy local Saskatoon berries and make a delicious pie.

Winter is coming! Play collaboratively to harvest all your gardens in time.

The USask Fruit Program includes over 20 fruit crops such as haskap, sour cherries, hazelnuts, and apples in one of the coldest breeding locations in the world.

Gardening at USask offers growing advice online, free and low-cost workshops and events, and ways to connect with local gardeners and gardening communities.
Saskatoon homeowners can garden on the boulevard next to their homes. Learn more here about the guidelines.
Interested in local gardening? Join the Saskatchewan Gardeners Facebook group!