Celebrating the Grand Opening of The Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre
“The Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre, located at the University of Manitoba’s Glenlea Research Station, is a hands-on interpretive facility exploring how food is made in Canada. Interactive exhibits lead visitors from the farmer’s wheat field all the way to the kitchen table – covering all aspects of farming practices, food production, handling & transportation, retail sales, as well as the University’s ongoing research and information about careers in agriculture. A highlight of these exhibits are the viewing windows directly into the research barn where one can see the stages of development in a typical Manitoba hog barn.” – Number Ten Architects
HTFC worked closely with Number TEN Architects during the design of the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre site, which included entryway, parking areas, and drainage. To compliment the function of the Discovery Centre HTFC’s site design incorporated the use of crop plots as showcase elements, thus extending the learning experience beyond the building. Upon entering the site visitors can view crop plots of soybean, field peas, alfalfa and barley, which are used in the making of pig feed. The site also includes shelterbelt plantings in a nod to its rural context, as well as a designated area for a future display of farm equipment.
The Centre had its grand opening in September of 2011, and we look forward to seeing the sea of golden barley and purple alfalfa next summer!
Click here to view images courtesy of Number TEN Architects.