Durham College Farm and Food System Innovation Hub
Durham College is seeking to develop a Farm and Food System Innovation Hub at an underutilized, 26-acre, property in North Oshawa. The hub will potentially provide space for start-ups, events, tool storage, privately funded research, education and public research. Eco-Ethonomics was hired to conduct a feasibility study on the farm and food system innovation hub to ensure it is a project that many stakeholders contribute to envisioning and benefit from. The feasibility process will include stakeholder engagement to understand the current operating capacity and assets, idea generation and innovation labs through co-design sessions, market research, financial modelling and risk assessment. The results of the feasibility study will inform a go or no-go decision as well as provide recommendations for success.