Memorial University is establishing a community garden behind Queen's College.
The Memorial University Community Garden will provide students, staff, and faculty with a space to grow food and an opportunity to learn skills and sustainable practices that can be carried with them for the rest of their lives. The garden has the potential to involve individuals and groups from all across the university.
Benefits of having a campus community garden include:
- teaching, research, volunteer and experiential learning opportunities
- contribution to health and wellness
- social inclusion
- understanding of food security issues
- youth engagement
- community building
- increased opportunities on campus for people with disabilities
The Memorial garden will consist mostly of individual plots available for rent. There will also be several communal plots available for special projects such as course work, experiential learning activities, research projects or contributions to the university food bank. There will also be a wheelchair accessible plot.
The garden will be developed and maintained based on organic gardening principles.
To join the campus community food garden listserv and receive new updates on the garden’s progress, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and type subscribe community-garden-l in the body of the message.