Green thumbs at Georgian College

Over 400 kgs. of vegetables have been harvested at the Barrie campus

If you need a few tips for your vegetable garden, you wouldn’t go wrong reaching out to some green thumbs at the Georgian College Barrie campus.

Over the past few weeks Georgian has harvested close to 400 kgs. of plants, including potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, beets, herbs and cabbage from the school’s community garden.

There is a wonderful charitable aspect to all of this.

Food grown in the garden has been used in Georgian’s kitchens as Culinary Management students and apprentices returned to the Barrie campus to complete their summer and winter labs. Food has also been distributed to the Elizabeth Fry Socidety, Salvation Army Bayside Mission and to Georgian’s student food locker program.

The plan is to expand the garden ever further next year.