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!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Permaculture workshop

This Monday (November 29th) at 3:30 in the garden behind the McGill School of Environment! There will be general discussion of permaculture, and a specific look at permaculture design using our own garden as an example. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Hi everyone!

We'll be having a potluck on the 17th of October, to celebrate a successful summer! Join us at 3637 University street, unit 110 at 6:30 pm to enjoy some delicious food and learn about urban agriculture projects. Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Global Day of Action work party

Hello all!

Garden work party at noon this Sunday (October 10th)! In honour of the global day of action against climate change scheduled for 10/10/2010 - people the world over are spending the day on projects like installing solar panels, tree planting, etc. We'll be planting garlic, and doing some other basic work as the growing season winds down. Join us in the garden behind the McGill School of Environment (3534 University) to help out and learn about sustainable food and urban agriculture. Everyone is welcome!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Meeting tonight and garden hour changes

Due to the fading warm weather and sunshine garden hours will no longer be three times a week. From now on, we will be meeting SUNDAY 3-5 in the garden each week. There might be other times scheduled for bigger projects (i.e. building little greenhouses for a few of the beds) but otherwise look for us on Sundays.

Second, TONIGHT at 6PM is our first semi-official meeting. Due to the rainy forecast we will be meeting in the Geography student lounge in room 305 Burnside - the meeting should be about an hour.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Indoor Growing Workshop Tomorrow!

Wednesday Sept 15, from 3-5 at the McGill Farmer's Market in Three Bares Park
A workshop on Indoor Growing, presented by Campus Crops!
Learn about soil, sun and water!
Build your own mini self-watering container and plant some herbs!
Free and open to all!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Hey everyone,

We have found a rain location so the potluck and movie are still on for tonight. We will be meeting in the sustainability office, room 216 on the 2nd floor of Ferrier - go straight down the hall and you will see us on the left. The front door to the building will be locked (unless you are an Arts student) so call or text one of us at 514.758.0583 or 1.802.338.7738 to get in. There will also be come people hanging in the garden to direct people to Ferrier, so swing by there if you really get lost.

Hope to see you all real soon! Mr FOOOOOOXXXX!!!

the croppers

Monday, September 6, 2010

Potluck and Movie in the Garden: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Want to spend an evening outdoors?
Enjoy sharing meals with lovely people?
Interested in learning about how small animals take over industrial meat farmers?

Come join us in the garden for a night of feasting and filming!

There will be a potluck starting at 6.30 and Fantastic Mr Fox playing on the big screen around 8. Please bring a dish to share, blankets, and your own utensil and plate/bowl/tupperware.

Where: in our garden, behind 3534 University
When: Thursday Sept 9, from 6.30 to 10

Monday, August 30, 2010

Harvest Party Thursday Sept 2

This Thursday is Santropol Roulant's annual Harvest Party with a twist: an Iron Chef cook-off between some of Montreal tastiest restaurants. There will be food, drinks, music and dancing and all the proceeds benefit Santropol's edible campus. Campus Crops will be joining in with a large garden stew and fresh corn. Stop by the Edible Campus Garden outside of Burnside (on the McGill campus) from 5-10 Thursday Sept 2 or meet up with the after-party at Blizzarts (3956 St Laurent) from 11-3am.

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)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Salad Fest Feast Fiesta

Tonight we will be harvesting our first round of tasty leafy greens to make a big group salad. Regular work ours will be from 5-7 with salad eating immediately afterward. A large bowl, dressing, and a few toppings will be supplied. Please bring a fork, any specific salad toppings you like and other types of salad you like! (i.e. fruit salad, pasta salad, etc.)

See you tonight!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Back in Action!

We finally have access to our blog again! After a long absence we are back online and ready to roll....keep an eye out for picture updates of the garden and information about workshops, garden projects and other Campus Crops events!!