We are committed to re-purposing campus space to grow food locally and naturally and activating solutions for positive environmental, social and economic impact.
Urban Cultivator Project
Located in City Centre Market in Building 6, our urban cultivators are growing fresh herbs and micro greens for our Food Services team.
Tower Gardens Project
Tower Gardens is a pilot project that re-purposes limited space on campus and grows produce and fruit using a patented vertical watering cycle. Located at the bottom of the spiral staircase in Building 6, be sure to visit MacEwan’s first urban garden.
We are excited to partner with the Office of Sustainability for the Green To Go Program.
In 4 easy steps, you will not only reduce waste on campus, but make a difference for the better.
Plus you will receive a free meal from one of our partner locations for every 10 times you use Green To Go!
With this program we have saved approximately 1500 disposable containers from the trash since 2016.
Request a Green to Go container at any of these partner locations:
Robbins Health Learning Centre (Building 8):
The Lunch Box, Tavolino
City Centre Market (Building 6):
OVEN, TASTE, SEASON
We are committed to re-purposing campus space to grow food locally and naturally and activating solutions for positive environmental, social and economic impact. Our Urban Beekeeping project has a particular emphasis on increasing food security in an urban setting and focuses on education and economic sustainability as effective strategies for achieving these goals.
WHAT IS THE URBAN BEEKEEPING PROJECT?
The Urban Beekeeping Project is a partnership between MacEwan University Campus Services and the Office of Sustainability
The project launched in 2016 after the City of Edmonton began permitting backyard beekeeping
The project includes six rooftop Flow hives and a ground-level bee hotel (meant for solitary bees).
To date, our team has harvested more than 140L of raw honey, which is sold at our Annual Harvest Sale and is incorporated into Food Services’ menu offerings.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF URBAN BEEKEEPING?
Bees pollinate a significant amount of the food we eat, up to 70% according to a UN report, and are essential to biodiversity and plant reproduction. Keeping bees at MacEwan University provides habitat for these pollinators, thereby encouraging food security and raising awareness of the challenges we face in our changing climate.
WHY IS THIS PROJECT IMPORTANT?
The Urban Beekeeping Project aligns with the MacEwan University pillar of sustainability and continues to innovate using creative approaches for a sustainable campus.
The project focuses on MacEwan University values by engaging with students, inspiring innovative solutions and connecting department pathways for achievement and growth.
For more information about our Urban Beekeeping Project, please contact the Office of Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 2016 , we have proudly served urban raw honey—fresh from the hive. No harvest is identical, as our bees access flora within a 10km radius of our campus. One thing’s for sure though: MacEwan Honey is like nothing you’ve tasted before. No pasteurization. No additives. No nonsense. Just fresh, sticky, delicious honey.
New to our lineup in 2018 is MacEwan Vinaigrette. The recipe, designed by our in-house chef, Navneet Kumar, features MacEwan Honey, olive oil, mint and other delicious ingredients. This well-balanced dressing is perfect for salads, sandwiches or whatever else is on your plate.
WHERE TO BUY URBAN BEEKEEPING PRODUCTS
MacEwan Honey and Vinaigrette are sold annually at our Harvest Sale. This year’s sale takes place on Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m at MacEwan University. Quantities are limited, so don’t miss out. Watch us on social media (@SustainMacEwanU) to see when the next sale is.