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Garden and Community.

The Institute for Environmental Sustainability invites you to join us for the presentation of An Inclusive Community Garden Project by Dr. Sonya Jakubec, Dr. Joanna Szabo Hart and Dr. Sonya Flessati.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
12:30 - 1:50 pm
MRU Room T107
Open to all. Register at
Light refreshments provided.

What happens when a students' association, campus physical structures/security department, committed faculty across disciplines and community health nursing students meet up with a horticultural therapist and group of neighbourhood seniors, people of all abilities and daycare kids? In this place, we all become gardeners. In this presentation about MRU's inclusive community gardening program, the experiences and outcomes of two growing seasons and two research projects are shared with stories, images, garden puns - and maybe a few delicious recipes. Meet with us, along with presenters and gardeners who will share their research process and discoveries concerned with individual and community wellbeing, as well as teaching and learning about ecohealth principles of sustainability and social justice in practice.

"The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature half way" ~ Michael Pollan.

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