The GSA has recently reached an agreement to build the remaining 2 raised garden beds to complete Kitiganensag’s relocation! These beds will be ready for planting starting in July and will add another 16 plots to be allocated for this year’s growing season. This means that we are accepting more plot applications to fill these new beds!

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.

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.

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 in hard copy to the GSA office (6th floor of the University Centre) or via email to our Garden Coordinator Jenna Smith (garden@gsacarleton.ca).