Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.35
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2011
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Gettysburg College
Tier2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Randy Wilson
Associate Professor
Environmental Studies
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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:

In 2006, student Freya Gibbon '07 received a Mellon Grant to establish an organic student garden on campus. Named after a friend found at the garden after flood rains, the Painted Turtle Farm donates fresh produce to the Campus Kitchen at Gettysburg College, a student-run food-recovery program, and to local agencies in need. The Dining hall supports the garden by purchasing fresh herbs and flowers. The garden's mission is three-fold: to demonstrate small-scale sustainable agriculture, to educated campus and community members about food systems and sustainability, and to serve a need in the community with fresh, local, and organically-grown produce. The garden is entirely student-run year-round, with three paid interns each summer.

The website URL where information about the garden is available:

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