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PROJECT COMMUNITY GARDEN: QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY & SYDENHAM UNITED CHURCH

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Our purpose is to welcome people into intentional community to nurture life in the world, in the garden and elsewhere. Here we will share knowledge and wisdom of permaculture through sustainable living and actively participating in the replenishment cycle.

Our Vision:
To be a University / Community / Church partnership project that embraces and respects the Earth while nurturing a sustainable food supply.

Goals:
To create a fruit and vegetable garden on the lawn of Sydenham Street United Church.
To gather and use knowledge and wisdom of permaculture in support of sustainable living.
To demonstrate how to live with respect to creation.
To share and distribute food grown in the garden among students and local food justice initiatives.
To welcome people into an intentional community and support network dedicated to nurturing growth in the garden and life in the world.

Specifics :
We will build a 15ft by 20ft vegetable, fruit and herb garden in the north-east portion of the front yard of the church along Sydenham Street.
By utilizing knowledge of permaculture and hugelkultur to determine plant choice and placement, all effort will be made to ensure that whatever is grown will take and give back to the soil naturally, in a sustainable cycle that will replenish the soil.
The Garden will require Preparation of the soil in Fall 2013 in order to plant in Spring 2014.

Partners & Liaison Team:
The primary partners of this Community Garden are students from Queen’s Development Studies and
members of Sydenham Street United Church.
Other partners who are ready to embrace the vision and goals are welcome!
Members of the Liaison Team include:
Queen’s Students – Victoria Denney, Emily Lewis, Gillian McDonald
Queen’s Faculty Support – Professor Robert Lovelace
SSUC – Mabel Corlett, Tibrata Gilies, Barbara Parrott, Gale Rogers, Jack Soule, Nancy Spencer,
SSUC Staff Support – Rev. Elizabeth Macdonald, Donald Mitchell

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