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.
After years of discussions your Graduate Students’ Association has signed a deal with Carleton to make a community garden on campus. The garden will be located in a small field North of the Leeds residence next to parking lot 6. It will feature raised beds for planting, and will allow students to grow food right on campus. Grad students will be given preference for spaces, and applications will be open to all members of the Carleton community. A dedicated bed will grow food for the GSA/CUSA Food Center. “We are extremely pleased...read more