The 'Permaculture Classes' project implemented a new curriculum surrounding the practice of purmaculture at McGill's MacDonald Campus. The classes consisted of 8 sessions, held on alternate Saturdays from January to April 201, during which student were introduced to the permaculture principles and applications, and discovered the growing movement of permaculture projects already happening in Montréal.
The 'Out-of-the-Garden Project' (OGP) originally established a student-run café on MacDonald Campus which serves breakfast and lunch once a week with ingredients sourced locally from McGill student farming projects. With their third round of funding, the OGP purchased ingredients and kitchen supplies that allowed them to double their production and offer their meals twice a week in the Winter 2014 semester.
McGill actively encourages its community to cycle to campus and to learn all the skills they need to maintain this habit. The SPF has provided the means to create an outdoor bicycle repair station with a bike repair rack and to two manual tire pumps, located outside the bookstore. The rack itself is made with 100% recyclable materials and is supplied with eight theft-resistant tools allowing cyclists to make minor repairs immediately and locally.
'Linking Action and Research on Sustainability' (LARS) is a new science communication initiative which aims to provide visibility for McGill scholars working on positive contributions/solutions to sustainability related problems. The goal is to help McGill scholars to engage in outreach and share their work with a broader audience, through brown bag lunch events, videos, blog posts, and workshops, with a focus on social media and online promotion.
MacDonald Campus' 'Farm-to-School' project is a fun and innovative programme that teaches schoolchildren to value and appreciate the food they eat as they learn, hands-on, about its production from seed to table. The project is a co-operative educational venture between McGill University students and the children of Joseph-Henricot elementary school of Baie-d'Urfé.