This summer, students got their hands dirty at Innis College with the introduction of a community garden. The Innis Garden involves several raised vegetable planters, tended to by a dedicated team of students and faculty, including our own vice principal, Eva-Lynn Jagoe.
The seeds of this initiative began with a collaboration between a Scholars-in-Residence (SiR) undergraduate program, co-supervised by Eva-Lynn, and passionate student groups. One such group, DigIn, has been creating harvestable community gardens across St. George campus. DigIn member and Innis student Nadia Gericke, who acquired project funding from Innis College Council’s Student Services Committee, was pivotal in bringing the garden to fruition at her college. Nadia shares her motivations and underscores the significance of community gardens below.
One SiR student, Amber McNeil, reflected on her experiences for Network in Canadian History & Environment (NiCHE).