Trent University Opens Trent Market Garden to Fulfil Sustainable Agriculture Commitment to Dine on Own Produce at Campus

Trent University opens Trent Market Garden to fulfil sustainable agriculture commitment to dine on own produce at campus

Photo: Mehdi Sharifi leads a tour of Trent University Market Garden on Friday September 11, 2015 on Douro Ninth Line in Peterborough, Ont. This fall, students, staff and faculty can enjoy fresh, organic produce across campus at a variety of food service locations, thanks to an innovative partnership between the new student-run agricultural enterprise, the Trent Market Garden, and Chartwells, the on-campus food provider. Clifford Skarstedt/Peterborough Examiner/Postmedia Network

Trent University students are noshing on produce from their own backyard when they dine on campus this fall.

Friday marked the grand opening of the Trent Market Garden.

The student-led project grows and produces vegetables to serve on campus.

It’s located on 1 1/2 acres at Trent’s Sustainable Agriculture Environmental Farm, behind Symons Campus’s East Bank.

The garden launched in the fall of 2014, through a partnership between Trent University Food Services, the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems program and the school’s on-campus food provider, Chartwells. Read More…

Jessica Nyznik
The Peterborough Examiner
September 12, 2015

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