Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.16
Liaison Ellie Perry
Submission Date June 30, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, Dominguez Hills
IN-7: Community Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Ellie Perry
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Services
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A brief description of the institution’s community garden:

Founded in February 2018 after approval by Presidential Cabinet, the CSUDH Campus Urban Farm (Farm) is an outdoor classroom, lab, and garden that uses a multi-disciplinary approach to address student food insecurity, urban agriculture, and sustainability. A venue for faculty-led research and experiential learning for students, the Farm is now the site for experiments with composting, solar, permaculture, and water-wise techniques.

The Farm occupies approximately .11 acres with 30’x 80’ of available growing space. It also houses a large nursery shed, and an adjoining space that is used as an outdoor classroom. Once the site of a campus nursery, the Farm is fully enclosed with a gate and has a sidewalk encircling the main growing area which now consists of 15 raised planter beds, three solar-powered hydroponic towers, and several demonstration growing areas/exhibits.


Website URL where information about the community garden is available:
Estimated number of individuals that use the institution’s community garden annually:
300

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