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Garden2Table: Student-run local food initiative

Show simple item record Withers, J. 2011-03-30T16:15:29Z 2011-03-30T16:15:29Z 2011-03-01 March 1, 2011
dc.description This collection of 52 posters was presented at the Partnership Practices: Working with Community, Industry and Government event. This event was designed to highlight community-university partnerships for research and other purposes from across the university and community at a one-day event held at the Quebec Street Mall in the City of Guelph, Ontario. The website for the event and all resources is en_US
dc.description.abstract Information is needed on the challenges facing local food supply chains in the Guelph-Wellington region. Creating opportunities for stakeholder engagement is a key method of gathering information on potential partnerships and can aid in developing future engagement strategies. A student-run local food initiative, Garden2Table, has been established with the intention of closing the gap between producer and consumer, and includes an educational component as well as focusing on economic development along the rural/urban divide. The Garden2Table program brings together the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming (GCUOF) and the Ontario Agriculture College with Jean Little Elementary. Students participate in an experiential learning program based on local food. The hands-on educational program includes multiple trips to the on-campus organic garden to plant, weed, and harvest, as well as an opportunity to learn how to cook and prepare the healthy garden produce in the on-campus kitchen laboratories. Garden2table has also partnered with GCUOF in hosting a large-scale community open house event. The partnership with the elementary school has been successful and there are plans to expand the program and to identify strategies to start food-producing gardens in schoolyards. Effective community partnerships have been formed and capacity-building strategies continue to be identified. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This was part of the Partnership Practices: Working with community, industry and university event, held on March 1, 2011. en_US
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dc.subject partnership practices, University of Guelph, abstract, poster, en_US
dc.subject food, food security, producers, students, mentors, education en_US
dc.title Garden2Table: Student-run local food initiative en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.description.version These posters were in response to a Call for Posters. The selection was made by the Steering Committee Members: * Linda Hawkins, Director, Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship * Erin Skimson, Director, Business Development Office, Office of Research * Sue Bennett, Director, University and Community Relations, Office of the President * Melanie Lang, Director, CBASE, College of Management and Economics * Bronwynn Wilton, Industry Outreach Knowledge Mobilization Manager, Office of Research, Agri-Food Partnerships * Shawna Reibling, Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator, Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship * Jennifer Peleschak, Manager of Programs and Events, College of Management and Economics * Mary Magyar, Events Assistant, Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship

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