Greening McGill container garden by container garden

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McGill Reporter | March 6, 2017

By: McGill Reporter Staff


Recently, the McGill Office of Sustainability brought together some 50 staff members to get outside and garden together as part of the Staff Community Garden project. Organizers want to give McGill staff a new way to connect, learn about gardening, and get engaged in other sustainability initiatives around campus.

Shona Watt, Sustainability Programs Coordinator of the McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) said she was encouraged to see so many people turn out over their lunch break to garden. “Summer is approaching and I think we’re all excited to get our hands in the soil! I’m happy to see that so many units are interested in having bins,” she said. “It can work really well if you plant high yield crops that tend to work well: cherry tomatoes, kale, herbs, arugula, beans, peas, ground cherries, lettuce, climbing cucumbers, etc.”

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