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The SymBioLogical Lab is led by OCAD University’s Dr. Ian Clarke and aims to advance urban agriculture. Through innovative, solar-heated greenhouse design, the lab looks to create opportunities for winter urban agriculture in Toronto and other northern cities. Optimized for the Toronto climate, the greenhouses collect data in order for Clarke and his team to evaluate their performance in the urban setting.
The goal of this project is to produce affordable and standardized designs to help provide food security on an individual and community level. The greenhouse designs range in size from apartment balcony sized to one that could be built on existing rooftops, parking pads, or alley garage spaces.
For more information about the SymBioLogical Lab and its greenhouse design, visit OCADU.