The idea of a community garden stemmed from a collaboration between students, staff and professors, who formed a committee in early 2020. The first harvest took place in summer 2020 and the garden project has deepened its roots in the Glendon community ever since.
Encourage experiential learning to aid students in their educational growth while engaging and promoting community involvement. The exchange of knowledge and information between community members is instrumental in shaping our greenspace into a living lab.
Through accessible physical activity and collaboration, we strive for excellence, innovation and aim to foster inclusion and connection between the communities that share our environment.
1. Promote Health and Nutrition
Provide opportunities for gardeners and visitors to take part in activities to promote health through nutrition and physical activity.
2. Provide Educational Opportunities
Organize hands-on and classroom events throughout the year focused on health and nutrition, environmental stewardship, and organic gardening.
3. Increase Community Engagement
Encourage community members to get involved in the garden, by managing plots and volunteering to maintain the garden.
Create an environment for people to interact and work other community members they may not normally engage with. This enhances a sense of community on campus through team building and working towards a common goal.
5. Care For Our Environment
Implement environmentally sustainable gardening practices such as prohibiting the use of synthetic pesticides and incorporating native plants to encourage pollinators.
6. Enhance Personal Development
- Attain and maintain best practices in gardening
- Ripple effect
- Embedded in YOU – therapeutic
7. Become A Gardening Resource
- Recommend planting periods for various vegetables
- Recommended vegetable varieties
- Develop a fall planting guide
- Recommend organic fungicide treatment
- Adhere to the guiding principles of the OMAFRA (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture of Rural Affairs)
- General Resources
- Help support pollinators
Gardening for exercise
- Recommend stretches for gardeners
- Provide tips to take the pain out of gardening
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Follow @glendongarden on social media to keep up with the garden progress.