Signature event

Spring Staff Plant Giveaway

May 25, 2022

McGill’s greatest strength is its people. As the University enters its third century, it is important to recognize the dedication and celebrate the contributions made daily by staff and faculty across our campuses.

On Wednesday, May 25, the Bicentennial office, in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability and Macdonald Campus Farm, will host a spring plant giveaway for McGill’s staff and faculty.

The spring staff plant giveaway will be held at three distribution points:

  • Downtown, main road, lower field east
  • Macdonald Campus, outside of the Macdonald-Stewart building (If raining, you can find the plants in the lobby)
  • Gault Nature Reserve

This spring staff plant giveaway will highlight the Three Sisters; an indigenous concept that has linked culture, tradition, agriculture and foodways for centuries. It’s a combination of three different crops – corn, bean, and squash – planted in a layout that benefit each other, otherwise known as companion planting. The Three Sisters also make an excellent example of sustainable agriculture.

There will also be basil and strawberry plants at the plant giveaway.

Make your way to one of the distribution points on Wednesday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – or while supplies last – to get a free plant to care for. This plant giveaway is open to McGill’s faculty, staff and McGill students who are employed at the University. Please bring a valid McGill ID or proof of employment.

Read more about the Spring Staff Plant Giveaway