The objectives of the project are to make Thomson House more sustainable, interest the House's users in urban agriculture, attract pollinators to the associated container garden, and add to the biodiversity of the surroundings around the building.
The project‟s outcomes include an increased knowledge by Thomson House‟s members about project elements such as rainwater managment, container gardening, and composting, as well as the significance of incorporating native perennials into outside green spaces. Thomson House will also benefit from sourcing some of their food supply requirements from the container garden. Biodiversity will be increased in the outside surroundings which will attract birds and beneficial insects. Finally, the garden will provide space for urban horticulture workshops to apply and promote permaculture techniques around the McGill campus.
For further information conerning this project, or to get in touch with its members, please contact the krista.houser [at] mcgill.ca (SPF Administration Team).