Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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American University
Tier2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Helen Lee
Sustaianbility Programs Intern
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an on-campus garden where students are able to gain organic farming and/or gardening experience?:

A brief description of the garden:

American University’s organic, community garden is located next to Nebraska Hall. Students, staff, and faculty volunteers manage the garden. In 2010, volunteers harvested a variety of fruits and vegetables such as watermelon, sunflowers, basil, parsley, pumpkins, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, beans, broccoli, lettuce, and corn. Some produce from the garden is used in the Terrace Dining Room and some is donated to a local food bank, Bread for the City. The rest is distributed to garden volunteers.

The website URL where information about the garden is available:
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