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 application form below. Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis and can be submitted via email to our Garden Coordinator Jenna Smith (

The garden is located at the southeast corner of the Nesbitt building, beside River Field (where the GSA softball league is held). Garden plots are free, and two are wheelchair accessible. The plots are 4 feet by 6 feet. Like all other GSA spaces, the Kitigànensag garden is an open and inclusive environment. We welcome members of all skill levels, backgrounds, and abilities.

We aim to accommodate as many people as possible based on growing space. Depending on the number of applicants, plots may be allocated through a lottery system.

We are looking forward to the return of this wonderful community growing space and hope you will take part in this project with us!