Mission & Vision


The Trent Vegetable Gardens are a place of ecological food production. We practice small scale sustainable agriculture as a way to reconnect people to the source of their food. By engaging students and community members in experiential learning and knowledge creation we participate in food sovereignty.

Our Vision

The Trent Vegetable Gardens are food producing spaces at Trent University where a community of empowered people are engaged in a resilient, sustainable food system.

Guiding Principals

  • Sustainability: Ecological integrity, economic and social justice.
  • Experiential Learning: Do it! Know it! Live it! Applied learning that inspires and empowers; creates,shares and transfers knowledge, provide academic for-credit or curriculum linked opportunities
  • Innovation: Explore and address current issues in food systems, implementing ideas, and engage in experiential research.
  • Collaboration: Nurture connections and opportunities for partnerships, support inclusivity,diversity and co-creation.