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SPF: Food

Farm Fresh Truck (SP0079)

Status: ON GOING May 2012 - present

The McGill feeding McGill project, the Macdonald Campus Farm and McGill Food and Dining Services are building part of a sustainable food system at McGill.

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McGill Feeding McGill 3 (SP0074)

Status: ONGOING April 2012 - present

This project is a continuation of SPF projects: McGill Feeding McGill (SP0002) and McGill Feeding McGill 2 (SP0038)

Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Gardens 3 (SP0071)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2012

At the Macdonald campus of McGill University a student-led initiative is bringing forth ecological agriculture into its food system, curriculums, internship opportunities and its social sphere.

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Food Systems Administrator (SP0007)

Status: COMPLETED May 2010 - September 2011

With the support of the Sustainability Fund, McGill Food and Dining Services (MFDS) hired a Food Systems Administrator in August 2010 to consolidate the food purchasing function for the department, to create more sustainable & local food purchasing at McGill, to bring fresher, tastier and more nutrient-rich food to the McGill community, and to support a culture of sustainability at McGill.

Farmers' Market 3 (SP0076)

Status: COMPLETED April 2012 - April 2013

The McGill Farmers’ Market (MFM) aims to bring delicious, local, seasonal produce to McGill's downtown campus, with weekly Farmers' Markets throughout September and October, and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project from July to October.

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Campus Crops 3 (SP0072)

Status: COMPLETED May 2012 - September 2012

Campus Crops is a student run urban gardening initiative at McGill University's downtown campus. We grow food on campus, by students, for students.

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Biodigester Feasibility (SP0082)

Status: ONGOING May 28 2012 - present

Macdonald has the benefit of an organic waste stream comprising both food waste from campus buildings and farm waste. This duality makes Mac an ideal location for research and experimentation with anaerobic digestion applicable to both municipalities and farm operations. 

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Cafe Rhizae (SP0060)

Status: COMPLETED November 2011 - January 2012

This project created an innovative protocol on how to grow gourmet oyster mushrooms from spent coffee grounds. They collected used coffee grounds from McGill cafeterias and area cafes, which was used for their experimental research to grow edible mushrooms.

MFSP Intern 2 (SP0056)

Status: COMPLETED November 2011 - May 2012

A continuation of the McGill Food Systems Project Local Food Plus Intern (SP0045): A McGill student will intern with Local Food Plus, assisting with Quebec farm certifications over the summer of 2011, helping McGill meet the Certified Local Sustainable supply for the campus' food services demands as McGill prepares to launch a partnership with Local Food Plus in fall 2011.

Egg Grader (SP0052)

Status: COMPLETED August 2011 - December 2011

The egg grader is a machine that will be used for demonstrations to students from the graduate, under graduate and FMT levels. The purchase of the egg grader will also give the Poultry Unit an opportunity to join the growing  initiative “McGill Feeding McGill” program.