All Durham College (DC) students are invited to apply for an exciting grant opportunity to pursue a project designed to support an urban agriculture initiative or idea.

The RBC Urban Agriculture Work Integrated Learning Program will provide $5,000 of funding to 10 DC student-led initiatives that support urban agriculture – any farming or food production done in an urban area.

With food insecurity a growing concern around the world, it’s more important than ever to develop alternative methods of food production.

Any project that supports urban agriculture within the community and aligns with Durham College’s Barrett Centre of Innovation in Sustainable Urban Agriculture’s priorities is eligible. You can apply for the social enterprise grant or the entrepreneurship grant.

The grants are open to all DC students who can lend their unique experience and knowledge to projects that will further the development of this important practice. Maybe you’re a Marketing student with a great idea on how to promote urban agriculture initiatives, or an Architectural Technology student thinking of new ways to incorporate green spaces into buildings. Any idea that supports urban agriculture practices by any means is eligible and we are excited to see the scope and range of how DC programs and students can engage in this field.

Applications are open from January 29 to February 25, 2024, at 11: 59 p.m.

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Successful applicants will be chosen in early March, and the projects can begin immediately. An event in the fall will celebrate the successful applicants and their work, allow them to share their project and network with other students, faculty, and industry professionals.