Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.02
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dalhousie University
IN-7: Community Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 KAREINA D'SOUZA
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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A brief description of the institution’s community garden:

The Dalhousie Urban Garden is located behind the Computer Science Building on Dalhousie’s Studley campus. It is funded by a student levy and run by the Dalhousie Urban Garden Society (DUGS). The garden started as part of the decommissioning of SEEMORE Green in 2010. In 2013, the Dal Urban Garden Society (DUGS) was formed.The garden operates as an educational space for students, staff, and community members to learn about the possibilities of urban agriculture, with the produce going to volunteers and the Loaded Ladle. The Loaded Ladle provides accessible, sustainable, locally-sourced free food on the Dalhousie University campus.

The Chef’s Garden on the Agricultural campus in Bible Hill is a 1.1-acre (121’ x 400’) Chef’s Garden to produce food for campus dining using organic principles and a mandate for sustainability. The garden acts as an educational resource for students and the public—a living classroom that also acts as a collection space for plants as the campus expands on its goals for the Chef's Garden. The Chef’s Garden has also taken up the responsibility of improving campus sustainability by providing a means to supply food to the kitchen from other sources on the Agricultural Campus. There is also a community garden at the Agricultural campus open to the broader community.




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