Paul Meldrum on growing food for the future

Published: 10 March 2022

Paul Meldrum is no doubt a busy man. From establishing a dairy farm from the ground up to working as an agricultural journalist with CBC and CTV, he has been involved in both telling the stories and improving the mechanics of our food systems.

As the current General Manager of the Macdonald Campus Farm, Meldrum’s diverse farm-centered life skills have been integral to sustainability initiatives at Mac Campus and beyond, including McGill Feeding McGill, the Macdonald Student-run Ecological Gardens (MSEG), and dozens of Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) initiatives. McGill’s SPF is the largest fund of its kind in Canada with a mandate to build a culture of sustainability on McGill campuses through the development and seed-funding of interdisciplinary projects.

During a sit-down with the Office of Sustainability, Meldrum shares the challenges and triumphs in running a university farm, and his take on the future of sustainable food.

Read the full Q&A in the McGill Reporter.

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