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Kitigànensag, Algonquin for “little gardens,” is a student-run project that promotes local, organic food production, education and community building. It is a space where members of the Carleton community come together to grow and enjoy healthy, socially just, and sustainable food.

The garden is located at the southeast corner of the Nesbitt building, beside the River field (where the GSA softball league is held). Garden plots are free, and two are wheelchair accessible. Applications for plots are open to all members of the Carleton community, with preference going to graduate students. Planting season normally begins in May and runs until October.

The Graduate Students’ Association works within an anti-oppression framework and fosters an open and inclusive environment. We acknowledge that Carleton University is located on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory, and appreciate the support from the aboriginal community and the efforts of the elders who collectively agreed to find an appropriate name. This name demonstrates that as a community, our vision of student food sovereignty involves solidarity with the struggle for Indigenous sovereignty.

All Garden Plots have been Filled for 2017

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Garden

All Garden Plots have been Filled for 2017

We had an overwhelming number of plot applications for the GSA Community Garden. All plots have been filled. If you would like to add your name to the waiting list email our Garden Coordinator: garden@gsacarleton.ca

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Apply for Your Free Garden Plot

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Garden

Apply for Your Free Garden Plot

Kitigànensag, Algonquin for “little gardens,” is a student-run project that promotes local, organic food production, education and community building. It is a space where members of the Carleton community come together to grow and enjoy healthy, socially just, sustainable food and work towards greater food security and sovereignty on campus. Applications for plots are open to all members of the Carleton community, with preference going to volunteers who have helped construct the garden. If you would like to sign up for a plot, complete the...

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Job Posting: Community Garden Coordinator Part-Time Contract

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Garden, Jobs, News

Job Posting: Community Garden Coordinator Part-Time Contract

  Position Term:                    April to November 2017 Remuneration:                    $18.00/hour Number of Positions:    1 Contract Description: The Community Garden Coordinator will: coordinate the operations of Kitigànensag, the GSA-Carleton Community Garden assist in the development of policies and procedures relating to the garden manage the distribution of plots, and the horticultural development of the site oversee a budget and organize events coordinate volunteers, and ensure rules are followed attend regular meetings...

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Kitiganensag GSA Community Garden Seeks Artist for Mural

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Garden

The GSA is seeking an artist to design and paint a mural on our garden shed at the Kitiganensag Community Garden on campus. The mural would predominantly cover 2 sides of the shed, each of which are approximately 10′ x 10′ and are made of vinyl siding material as shown below. Kitiganensag is located on unceded, unsurrendered Algonquin territory and partnership with the Ottawa Indigenous community has been central to the development of the garden. As such, the mural should reflect this history and relationship as well as represent...

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Gardening for Beginners: A Free Workshop

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Garden

Gardening for Beginners: A Free Workshop

This workshop will focus on tips and strategies for new gardeners. It will outline the basics of organic vegetable gardening including how to start your garden, as well as how to plant and maintain your vegetables. The workshop is free and open to anyone interested. Snacks will be provided, and the workshop will be held Thursday, April 28 from 5:30-7:00PM in the GSA Lounge on the 6th floor of the University Centre. Join us in learning about the joys of growing your own food!

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All Garden Plots have been Filled

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Garden, News

We had an overwhelming number of plot applications for the GSA Community Garden. All plots have been filled. If you would like to add your name to the waiting list email our Garden Coordinator, Jenna: garden@gsacarleton.ca

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Apply March 1st for Your Free Garden Plot

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Garden

Apply March 1st for Your Free Garden Plot

Kitigànensag, Algonquin for “little gardens,” is a student-run project that promotes local, organic food production, education and community building. It is a space where members of the Carleton community come together to grow and enjoy healthy, socially just, sustainable food and work towards greater food security and sovereignty on campus. Applications for plots are open to all members of the Carleton community, with preference going to volunteers who help construct the garden. If you would like to sign up for a plot, complete the...

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Tomato Preservation Workshop

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Garden, News

Tomato Preservation Workshop

We’ve got a Tomato Preservation Workshop coming up on Sept. 22. Click on the link if you are not automatically redirected to the event page.

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We’ve Added 16 New Garden Plots!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Garden, News

We have added another 16 plots to our growing space in the Kitiganensag GSA Community Garden! Thanks to a fantastic group of committed volunteers, we were able to finish building 2 more large raised garden beds and fill them with soil last weekend. We are so thankful for all the help we’ve received in getting the garden back up and running this year! These plots are ready for planting and we are accepting applications on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you’re interested in a plot fill out an application here:...

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The Garden is Growing!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Garden, News

We’re almost finished Kitiganensag’s relocation!  The GSA has recently reached an agreement to build the remaining 2 raised garden beds to complete the garden rebuild. We’re aiming to finish building these beds by the end of June so they can also be used for this year’s growing season. The beds will add an additional 16 plots to our growing space! We also have 2 accessible plots remaining in the existing beds to be allocated. Keep an eye out for volunteer events in the coming weeks which will bring members of the...

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