Edible Campuses: Campus Gardens Opportunities and Challenges

Interesting in creative fertile grounds to grow on campuses and or in the community? 

Watch the recording, help on May 14th!

Hosted in collaboration with Campus Food Systems Project             

Catherine Lung and Rob Macneish discussed the Campus Food Systems Project (CFSP) and what makes different campus community gardens grow and prosper. 

The Campus Food Systems Project, a partnership between Meal Exchange and the Sierra Youth Coalition, is working across Canada to develop student leadership to bring more local, sustainable food onto Canadian campuses. Through the CFSP’s work, we see the role that gardens can play in the campus food system in building awareness and strengthening community. 

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Catherine Lung is currently the Projects Assistant & Coordinator for the Campus Food Systems Project based out of Ryerson University Centre for Studies in Food Security. Catherine is also the Program and Partnership Coordinator for Rye's HomeGrown Community Garden that operates out of the Centre for Studies in Food Security at Ryerson University. 

Rob Macneish is currently the Outreach and Initiatives Coordinator for the Office and Coordinator for the Dalhousie Community garden and the Dalhousie Urban Gardening Society (DUGS). Rob has been a professional cook for the last 7 years. He’s currently getting ready to host a series of "pop up" dinners in Halifax with the intent on creating some space for discussion around what good food does for communities. This summer he will be interning for Common Roots Urban Farm.