Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.68
Liaison Scott Morgan
Submission Date July 25, 2011
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Evergreen State College, The
Tier2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Scott Morgan
Director of Sustainability
President's Office
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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:

Eight raised bed gardens have been built between residence halls using cedar left over from a wood shop project. The space includes one wheel-chair accessible bed and rooms for more accessible beds in the future. Campus residents can apply as individuals or in groups to care for and harvest from these plots throughout the school year. Residence and Dining Facilities provide all of the necessary tools and materials, and the program collaborates with the Community Gardens student group to provide workshops, work-parties, and informational resources emphasizing organic and ecologically-conscious farming practices and the importance of local food systems.

The Organic Farm Community Gardens has over fifty 12'x12' plots available to anyone in the area. Evergreen community members are asked to pay a $10 fee, and Olympia community members are asked to pay $20. Students can sign up for free.

The website URL where information about the garden is available:
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