News Archive


2014


March

Oxfam Canada Grabs MUN Community Garden

Land takeover starts Wednesday at 8 am On Wednesday, October 17, at 8 am Oxfam Canada will be ‘land grabbing’ Memorial University’s Community Garden. Caution tape will let the gardeners know that their garden has been expropriated.


2012


November

Save your batteries for the Battery Blitz
The Sustainability Office is holding a free battery collection event on the St. John’s campus on Nov. 29 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the loading bay (SN-1104) in the square of the Science Building. This event is for batteries purchased by Memorial ONLY as the university has to pay for this service. Don not bring your batteries from home.

September

Successful sophomore year at garden
Gardening in St. John's can be difficult, especially for students. Two major issues most wannabe gardeners will face in the city are a lack of space, and a lack of know-how. These are two problems that the MUN community garden hopes to offer solutions to. Located behind the Queen's College in St. John's, the garden was launched as part of the Make Midterm Matter program in October 2010. Since then, it has proven to be a big hit on campus. With 31 plots available to students, staff, faculty, and retirees, the garden is an excellent opportunity for gardeners of all skill levels.

July

Root Cellars Rock! launch food skills workshops
Root Cellars Rock! release a fantastic series of food skills workshops. Check them out!

June

Grenfell Campus' community garden in full bloom
The feeling of excitement as you watch a seed become a ripe tomato, the satisfaction of harvesting fresh vegetables for that evening’s salad – Grenfell gardeners have embraced these garden experiences and more at the new community garden.
Botanical Garden workshops a sure sign of summer
With weather like ours, MUN Botanical Garden’s garden workshop series may be a more reliable signal that summer is on the way than looking out the window! With two workshops (registrations are now open) and a rhododendron event planned, June will be a busy month at the Botanical Garden.

May

Memorial University Community Garden workshop lays groundwork for a bumper crop
All are welcome to attend Preparing Your Garden Plot, a workshop taking place at the Memorial University Community Garden, located behind Queen’s College at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29.
Green your thumb with the Memorial University community garden
The Memorial University community garden team is eager to start another growing season and will be kicking off the year with its first workshop of the year.

April

Message from the Community Garden Alliance
The Community Garden Alliance is hosting a tour of the Rabbittown Community Garden on Sunday, April 29th at 1:00.

Contact

Community Garden

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000