Community garden Coordinator Chris Bisson had a letter published in The Charlatan, one of Carleton’s student newspapers:
…At the Kitigànensag Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) Carleton Community Garden we have managed to accomplish a great deal since our beginning in the spring of 2012.
We designed and implemented the garden in 10 months using cutting edge techniques of ecological agriculture, and hundreds of hours of volunteer labour.
A large portion of the garden was built using recycled materials found on campus such as wood pallets, and wood chips from felled trees. We converted hard-packed dead dirt into rich living soil—probably the richest, healthiest soil on campus now.
Our garden is mostly watered from rain collected from our shed roof, despite a minor drought in July. Forty people used the 25 allotment plots to grow their own food. We were able to supplement the Food Centre’s food bank baskets with fresh and healthy produce…