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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Georgian College Opens Community Garden

Barrie | by Ken Hashizume  

It is located on the Barrie Campus to be used mainly for students and the hospitality programs.


Georgian College will be growing fruits and vegetables at their Barrie Campus.
 
They officially christened a new community garden with the planting of an apple tree Monday afternoon.
 
The garden is located at the north end of the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness, and Sciences building.
 
It will have a dozen plots each 12-feet by 12-feet in size.
 
Environmental Technology student and President of the Student Association at the Barrie Campus Avery Konda says the garden is a way for people both young and old to learn about gardening and how to properly grow food.
 
He says gardening requires a lot of work but the rewards are quite incredible.
 
Konda says the food that will be grown at the garden will be first be used by students at Georgian College for the food locker and for the Hospitality and Tourism Program.
 
He says once that has been established and they have grown enough food, they will open the garden up to the community for daily use.
 
Konda says the purpose of the community garden is to show that post-secondary institutions can grow their own food and be able to feed their students.
 
He says if students are well fed, their academic performance won't suffer due to poor nutrition.


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