Horticulture Research Centre

 

Centre's raison d'être

The Horticulture Research Centre consists of orchards, vegetable research plots, fruit grading equipment, cold rooms as well as various specialized field equipments. It also comprises a student demonstration gardens. It is used for graduate and undergraduate research and teaching activities, always promoting environmental stewardship.

The Centre provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the production, management and marketing of horticultural crops.

The "Hort" Centre has become the University's primary supplier of high quality seasonal produce. Over the past three years, the farm has supplied more than 40,000 kg of fresh produce to McGill Food and Dining services through a Sustainability Projects Research Fund project "McGill Feeding McGill". This initial partnership has led to further research on extending the growing season, the installation of rain water collection systems, and a large-scale composting program to reduce the need for fertilizer on the farm fields.

Contact: Michael.bleho [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  T: 514-398-7875


The "Mac Market"

The "Mac Market" opens every year from July to November and sells fresh apples and various vegetables produced on campus. The products come from different cultivar trials conducted at the Hort Centre.

For opening hours, or more information, call 514-398-7875