Postsecondary institutions create pollinator, community gardens, share plans for future initiatives

August 15, 2022
Several postsecondary institutions in Ontario and Alberta have shared news of the pollinator and community gardens they have built on campus and their plans to add to the gardens. Humber College will be planting a third pollinator garden that will include a variety of plants, including coneflowers and Pearly Everlasting. Fleming College’s garden plot, which was built on a vacant lot owned by Crayola Canada, is producing a bounty that is being donated to 20 agencies and 10 foodbanks. A pollinator garden at Western University’s environmental sciences field station was created last fall and is now in full bloom. The quarter-acre garden has served as a learning experience in addition to attracting and supporting a variety of pollinators. At the University of Alberta, a campus community garden run by the student union is growing after two years of inactivity due to the pandemic. The Gateway reports that there are plans to provide the Campus Food Bank with food through a future solar greenhouse created in partnership with the Renewable Energy Design club. Humber | PTBO Canada (Fleming) | Western | The Gateway (UAlberta) (National)