About us

Campus Crops is a student run urban gardening initiative at McGill University's downtown campus. We want to grow food on campus, by students, for students. We have been running garden behind the School of Environment building at 3534 University since 2007. In 2009 we started a terrace garden behind the James Administration building. We're really excited to keep improving these two spaces, and need lots of helping hands for the summer ahead! Get in touch and get gardening!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Another Campus Crops/ Midnight Kitchen summer Workshop!


August 3rd at 5 pm at the campus crops garden located at 3534 University behind the environment building!

Back by popular demand, Plants In Your Pants brings you a special introductory workshop on douching with herbal preparations. Largely decried since the 1950s due the introduction of perfumed and/or antibacterial rinses that were expressive of misogynistic ideologies – not to mention terrible for actual vaginas – douches have a long record of use amongst women in search of happier vaginas. Workshop participants will learn how douching can help when vaginal ecologies get out of control, and can work to compliment the vagina's inherently robust self-cleaning properties. This workshop will introduce relevant anatomy, botany, and equipment (but will in no cases provide medical advice). Contact information for Montreal-based herbalists who specialize in gynecological care will be provided, for those who are interested in working more intensively. Discussion will be frank, graphic, and juicy. Anyone with a vagina is welcome!

Note: This workshop is facilitated by novice herbalist and life-long owner of a vagina, Gina Badger. Plants In Your Pants is an ongoing project connected to Gina's work on the time and politics of contemporary ecologies, and has been presented as a workshop twice since 2006.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

This Sunday: Tree Walk on Mont Royal

As a part of the Midnight Kitchen/Campus Crops summer workshops series, we would like to invite you to a Tree walk on Mont Royal!

Come for a walk on the Mont Royal and learn how to identify trees and ferns. Some historical and botanical info will be discussed as we wander the trails, with an emphasis on botany and colonialism, the control of public spaces, and pressures affecting plant life on the mountain. No botany background required.

When: Sunday, July 25th at 3pm
Meet: The campus crops garden behind the environment building 3534 University

a note pad if you want to remember the I.D.ing tricks
non-crappy shoes

Canceled if it's raining hard, in which case the walk will happen on Monday, July 26th at 3pm.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Garden + Potluck + Movie

An evening of gardening, eating and a film screening!

On July 20th we will be working in the garden from 6.30 - 8.30pm, then sharing a potluck meal and watching "The Garden" outside in our garden around 9 (around when it is dark enough). "The Garden" is a documentary film about an L.A. community's struggle to keep their urban garden in the face of encroaching development. Read more about it here http://www.thegardenmovie.com/

This screening is a part of QPIRG McGill's Summer Film Series....check out more at http://qpirgmcgill.org/

Monday, July 5, 2010

Fermentation Workshop: Yogurt and Sauerkraut

Come join Campus Crops and Midnight Kitchen to learn about the basics of fermentation. We will talk about what fermentation is and how it works, as well as the many different tasty things that are fermented and easy to make at home! Demos will include yogurt and sauerkraut, with some for everyone to take home, but a variety of other recipes will be discussed as well.

Recommended donation of $2-5 to cover costs, but no one will be turned away.
Thursday 6.30 at the Midnight Kitchen (SSMU building at 3600 McTavish, 3rd floor)