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.
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.
The objective of the project is to provide locally grown fruits and vegetables from the Macdonald Campus’s Horticultural Center to McGill’s downtown residences and the general student community.
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.
Turning once bleak urban architecture into vibrant, green, edible community spaces which help feed those in need.
Campus Crops is a collective of students and community members dedicated to sharing skills and knowledge around urban agriculture, and to thinking critically about the politics of food production and land use. We run a volunteer-based garden on McGill campus, as well as a great variety of workshops and events.
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.
This project will separate an organic waste stream from McGill Food & Dining Services (FDS) which will then be processed and used as compost at McGill University's downtown campus.