A sustainable food system strengthens local production and distribution infrastructures, and makes nutritious food accessible and affordable to all.
Mohawk supports sustainable food systems by working to expand access to local food on campus, supporting pollinator populations, promoting the health and environmental impacts of everyday food choices, and developing knowledge through hands-on learning.
Expansion of the Community Garden to forty-nine plots
Local food Farm Stand and Bounty Bag programs established
Thirty-six tree fruit orchard established in honour of Fennell Campus' agricultural heritage
New six-hive honey bee apiary at Fennell Campus
Annual Thanksgiving at the Farm Stand event to build awareness and celebrate local food
annual Community Garden participants learn to grow their own food
of local food purchased from the Farm Stand in 2019
Bounty Bags and Eat Better Bags purchased in 2019
of food donated to local food banks in 2019
Local Food Framework for Ontario Colleges
Increasing the amount of local food served on Ontario college campuses is an important opportunity for colleges to better serve their students and communities. "Increasing Local Food Procurement at Ontario's 24 Colleges" was a multi-stakeholder project led by Mohawk College in partnership with the Greenbelt Fund and the Government of Ontario.
The resulting Framework is a step-by-step guide to increasing local food procurement at Ontario's 24 colleges, providing templates, tools and resources to help college and foodservice staff procure, prepare and promote more local food on campus.
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