Food Projects


Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil) into one closed loop, sustainable system that uses the fish waste to provide an organic source of nutrients for hydroponically grown plants. In other words, sustainable food production happens both in the water and above it. In March 2014, the Natural […]

Chef’s Garden

The Chef’s Garden is located at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus just outside of the Benchmark Restaurant. The garden is home to many great vegetables, berries and other edible treats. The garden is able to provide the Canadian Food and Wine Institute and Benchmark Restaurant with a variety of fresh food items throughout the harvest months, and […]