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McGill Permaculture Food Forest
McGill Permaculture Food Forest
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Senneville, Quebec, CA
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Cold Temperate

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McGill Permaculture Food Forest

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Commercial, Community, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

The half acre food forest located at the Mac Campus of McGill University is a student-designed project to trigger permaculture educational opportunities and demonstration activities at McGill.

Project Description

The Food Forest is built on swales featuring several fruit tree guilds, including pears, plums, blueberries, sasktatoon berries, elderberries, seaberries and goji berries. A kiwi fence as well as a living fence with hawthorne, black locust and pea shrub were designed for dear protection. The food forest will eventually be integrated within the MSEG (MacDonald Student run Ecological Gardens) farm, a student run ecological garden operating on McGill land, supplying the local community with fresh vegetables and herbs. The permaculture project was made possible thanks to funding from the Sustainability Project Fund of McGill. The design and implementation were coordinated by McGill students, in collaboration with P3 Permaculture Montreal. We hope that this food forest will create new niches for the student farm production, as well as trigger interest in permaculture within the academic body of McGill. Workshops and tours will be available after the completion of the project, scheduled for June 2015.


Tree planting

Posted about 9 years ago (0 comments)

Kiwi living fence

Posted about 9 years ago (1 comments)

Swale digging

Posted about 9 years ago (0 comments)
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