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Rethink, Monday September 8 th 2008 Making the Edible Campus Aims: Explore creative strategies for increasing food production in the city Improve spatial.

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1 Rethink, Monday September 8 th 2008 Making the Edible Campus Aims: Explore creative strategies for increasing food production in the city Improve spatial quality by exploiting underutilized spaces Demonstrate how productive planting can be woven into urban spaces without diminishing their functionality

2 Edible Campus: Partnership

3 Urban Context Edible Campus: Site

4 Edible Campus: Context

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6 Gardening & Recycling Edible Campus: Gardening

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8 Edible Campus 1

9 Aerial view of the Edible Campus, August 20 th 2008

10 Vertical growing

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12 Playing - Gardening Education

13 2 View of the Edible Campus, August 20 th 2008

14 Walking by… Edible Campus

15 Walking through…

16 View of the Edible Campus August 14 th

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18 Details of vertical growing along Burnside Hall in the Edible Campus, August 14 th 2008

19 Growing container, June 12 th 2008Growing container, July 30 th 2008

20 Eggplant August 20 th 2008 Tomatoes

21 Produce of the Edible Campus September 02 nd 2008

22 Harvest, September 02 nd 2008

23 Reduce food miles

24 Social interaction

25 Increasing the biodiversity of McGill Campus? August 20 th 2008 Crops in 2007: Arugula, Basil, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cantaloup, Celery, Cherry Tomatoes, Chives, Cilantro, Cucumbers, Dill, Edible flowers, Eggplant, Green beans, Green Peppers, Ground Cherries, Lettuce, Leeks, Mint, Onions, Parsley, Squash, Swiss Chard, Thai Basil, Tomatoes.

26 Results… - Environmental Sustainability 3-Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Reducing food miles Reducing wastes by generating less packaging Salvaging containers and recycling plastic Recycling organic wastes by composting Reducing the heat island Increase biodiversity - Social Sustainability Active community participation Inclusiveness Proceeds to vulnerable citizens Education - Beautification - Recognition Winner of the 2008 National Urban Design Award of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Canadian Institute of Planners, and Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.

27 Alternatives Minimum Cost Housing Group Santropol Roulant Get Involved Edible Campus Gardening Schedule Tuesdays 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Thursdays 4 pm to 7 pm Saturdays 10:30 am to 12:30 pm


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