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The McGill Farmers' Market has opened registration for summer 2016 CSA baskets. For more information, please visit the Market's website

The McGill, Macdonald Student-run Ecological Gardens is a manifestation of sustainable farming at McGill. Conceived 8 years ago, the main tenet is for students to explore, apply, and expand ecological agriculture techniques.

Shannon and Helena, founders of Jarz, strive to provide nutritious and flavourful meals that promote a healthy lifestyle. Check out their products at the McGill Farmers' Market on Thursdays. 

 

Organic Campus is a non-profit student service at McGill University, and is dedicated to bring local and organic produce and baked goods to the downtown campus at affordable prices. Organic Campus is located at 3600 McTavish Street on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. 

Looking to gain some hands on experience in ecological agriculture? Volunteering at the Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Gardens (MSEG) is a great way to learn about crops, tools, and more! To learn more, visit the MSEG website.

Food and Dining Services has developed a variety of sustainability initiatives related to food. Check out the Food and Dining Services website for information on Local Food Days, Meatless Mondays, Marine Stewardship Certification, and more! 

Lorine, Rebecca, Matthew, and Anna of the McGill, Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Gardens (MSEG) pictured at their Macdonald Farm site. 

Campus Crops is starting to plan for summer 2016 gardening season! Check out the Campus Crops Blog to learn more about this student-run urban gardening initiative and join the Campus Crops Facebook group to get involved. 

Cultivating a Sustainable Food System

A food system is the full cycle by which sustenance is produced, transported, stored, consumed and returned to the environment.  

As a large research institution, McGill's operations present both significant challenges and opportunities for the advancement of sustainability. Through community participation and the harnessing of the intellectual resources of the university, McGill has the ability to both enrich the experience of its students and develop its position as a leader in institutional sustainability. 

The McGill Food Systems Project is an engaged group of students from diverse educational backgrounds with a common goal: to cultivate a food system that we can all be proud to eat from. Working closely with faculty and admistration, we strive to maximize the ecological, social and economic sustainability of the McGill food system.