The benefits of gardening are countless: individuals have access to fresh foods, there is improved food security, and there are several mental health benefits as gardening is an outdoor activity that promotes relaxation. Grenfell is proud to offer a community garden located between the Fine Arts building and the Forestry Centre. There are 12 raised beds available to rent for growing produce and herbs, an outdoor shed with shared tools, a water hose, and fresh compost from the composting program. The Grenfell Community Garden aims to:
- Provide a place for students and staff alike to learn and practice eco-friendly and organic methods of food production and planting/gardening
- Provide a beautiful and natural classroom for students and faculty
- Educate the campus and community at large on environmental issues and sustainable practices
- Work towards donating fresh produce to the Campus Student Food Bank
- Work with fresh compost (right) created by Grenfell's backyard composters
Want to be more involved with the community garden? Or just want to practice ecologically sustainable philosophies? Maybe you just want to plant some garlic? Feel free to contact Kirk Wiseman (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and join the Facebook group to be added to the Grenfell Community Garden Volunteer Network to be kept up to date with all the workshops and volunteer opportunities.