Kitchen and Garden


The South House’s Community Kitchen and Cupboard is a communal kitchen space for individuals and groups to socialize and gather. Community members, students, faculty, and staff use the kitchen as a comfortable space to have lunch and/or host events.

The South House is committed to cultivating positive body images in our community. We have resources and referrals available for those of us who may struggle with food, body image, and low self esteem as well as those looking to explore gluten-free cooking, vegetarianism and veganism.

We are dedicated to ending hunger in our shared community. We collaborate with a number of on campus and off campus groups in raising awareness on the issues surrounding food insecurity, food production, and poverty both locally and globally.

Our partners include: NSPIRG, The Loaded Ladle, Dal Sustainability Office and others

  • Our “community cupboards” are full of free food and cooking supplies that everyone can use. Individuals can take supplies home or can use the kitchen in the centre to cook.
  • Free coffee and tea is a staple of the South House. There’s always a pot of coffee on and it’s always free!
  • Use of stove, fridge, microwave. Our appliances are available for use during our regular hours.
  • There are several cookbooks available for use.
  • Workshops. Occasionally the South House will have cooking workshops, check out our calendar of events for more information. Interested in hosting a workshop? The kitchen can be booked, for free, for community groups interested in running workshops for the South House’s community. Email the administrative and volunteer coordinator at for more information.


The community garden is located behind the South House. Currently, the garden consists of several raised beds, herb planters and a place for picnicking. It’s a modest start with a huge amount of potential! Summer 2012 has seen the construction of new beds and a compost bin, as well as the introduction of many new plants. Long-term planning for the garden will begin in September, email to get involved in shaping the future of the community garden.

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