|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 12, 2011|
ER-T2-2: Organic Garden
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Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution have an on-campus garden where students are able to gain organic farming and/or gardening experience?:
A brief description of the garden:
Located on campus behind Demille House, at 1411 Seymour St., the garden has been ground zero for teaching people both inside and outside the Dalhousie community about the connection between food production and the environment.
The garden is a small shady spot and it's easy to miss the tomatoes, broccoli, beans, kale and cauliflower. The collective gathers Tuesdays after 6 p.m. to work on the garden and, during the summer, Thursday evening workshops focused on edible weeds, container gardening and worm composting.
Also womens garden:
The Dalhousie Women’s Centre, located at 6286 South Street, has opened up its gardens to anyone who wants to dig, plant seeds and watch vegetables and herbs grow. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon have been set aside for the “Mom & Me Community Garden” project, but moms and kids can come anytime. And it isn’t just for moms, for that matter. Dads, grandparents and caregivers are welcome too.
In the centre’s backyard there is a trio of box gardens, already dotted with green, healthy seedlings. By summer’s end, the boxes will be laden with broccoli, squash, celery, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, kale, fennel, cantaloupe and watermelon. There are various herbs too, including peppermint, rosemary, oregano and basil. Last summer, there was so much produce that women’s centre director Elizabeth McCormack was peddling cucumbers around campus to anyone who would take them.
The website URL where information about the garden is available:
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