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A cement terrace in the middle of the city attracts environmentally conscious students and staff

By Verity Stevenson
January 4, 2017


Bezançon holds urban agriculture-related workshops during the winter, when there’s no gardening to do, to garner interest in the project and in response to what she says is a growing interest among students to produce their own food. “We eat three or four times a day, so it’s a huge part of our life, and to be able to feed yourself is giving yourself power,” says Bezançon. Student volunteers receive no extra credit for the hours they put in, except for the option of having the commitment mentioned on their report card (most don’t put in the bureaucratic effort to do so).

In a school already known for its alternative spin on basic college programs—Prud’homme is working toward a diploma in social sciences with a focus on activism, for one—Bezançon says students who participate in the garden often take on a variety of urban-agriculture projects in university. “For me, the credit is this knowledge that allows me to grow my own food, show others how to [grow theirs], and that I can use in future projects,” says Prud’homme. “That’s what I get from this.”

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