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UNB Sustainability launches the season's Free Food Planters -FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Jun 15, 2018

Category: News and Notices

Looking for a healthy, local, free bite to eat around campus? You’re in luck! UNB Sustainability is continuing its Free Food Planter project this summer on the Fredericton campus. The Free Food Planters contain your favorite vegetables and herbs like kale, basil, sweet peppers, and mint, to name a few. The purpose of the planters is to instill an atmosphere of sustainability on campus and demonstrate just how easy it is to grow your own food!

The Free Food Planter project began in 2016, when a pilot project offered the UNBF and general community access to free, healthy, and local food options. This year the project grew to nine self-watering planters, strategically placed around the Fredericton campus at the College of Extended Learning, Marshall d’Avray Hall, C.C. Jones Student Services Centre, the Bank/Bookstore, I.U.C. Physics and Admin, the Currie Center, Head Hall, and Sir Howard Douglas Hall.

Wondering who can harvest from the planters? The food produced from them is free for students, staff, faculty and the general community to enjoy!

Want to learn more? Check out what UNB Sustainability has been doing about sustainable food, as well as other initiatives, by visiting its website

Article Contact Information

Contact: Jill Pelkey

Email Address: jill.mccurdy@unb.ca