Just above The Meadows at the top of Seton Road the Mount Community Garden now has over 250 square meters of garden space. Though the garden is surrounded by the peaceful fields and forest of the Mount campus it is a quick walk to the dense urban development s of Clayton Park and Bedford/Rockingham, and only a few kilometers from downtown Halifax. The Community Garden is a meeting place for the Mount Community and its neighbors, drawing its members from the university itself and all around the HRM. The unique position of the garden- an outdoor classroom for university departments, a place to grow food for families and individuals, and a location of research for the academic community, has made the Mount Community Garden a vibrant and productive part of the University.
The garden consists of a Steering Committee made up of university staff, faculty and administration, a Curriculum Committee made up of representatives from various academic departments at the university, and the gardeners and volunteers who participate in the project. The Garden Coordinator, a student works bursary position, is responsible for the organization of these interests, for organizing workshops and events, for securing funding for the project and for the day to day operations and maintenance of the garden.