Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.61
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date June 30, 2011
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California State University, Channel Islands
Tier2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 John H. Gormley
Director, Planning Design and Construction
Operations, Planning, and Construction
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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:

"Monarch Meadows" is a rehabilitation garden operated by Turning Point Foundation at California State University Channel Islands. It offers a place of serenity and healing for mental health clients. Participants spend three mornings a week in the garden learning to plan and make decisions, improve communication and work skills, and increase their powers of observation. CI students are also encouraged to visit the garden. The Environmental Science and Resource Management course, Land Use Planning and Open Space Management, visits this garden every semester when the course is offered. Students learn about native vegetation, the benefits of planting drought tolerant species, and sustainable irrigation practices.

The website URL where information about the garden is available:

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