CAMPUS GARDEN WORKING GROUP
Universities are places ripe for growing, learning and sharing. Over half of campuses in Canada are homes to sites of food production, be them small garden plots or large acreages of land. There are dozens of gardens on campuses in Canada.
Gardens offer significant benefits including:
- Local, Sustainable Food Production
- Cross-cultural and intergenerational sharing
- Physical Exercise, stress relief and mental relaxation
- An opportunity to protect the environment and connect with nature
- An increased consumption of fruits and vegetables
- A chance to build leadership and many lifelong skills
- Area Beautification and many others
This site aims to act as the online meeting place for students supporting or running campus gardens. This will be a site to share knowledge and questions on every aspect of on-campus food production from securing space and funding to planting techniques and event ideas. This will also be a space to explore challenges going forward and work collaboratively to discover solutions!
The Garden Guide (from our friends at Real Food Challenge)
Profile of Campus Gardens in Canada (from our friend Cam Bell) – if you spot a garden missing!
Examples of Campus Food Production at UofT, Guelph University, UBC, UVic, Waterloo and VIU
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