Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.21
Liaison Preston Jacobsen
Submission Date April 7, 2011
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Haywood Community College
Tier2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Preston Jacobsen
Sustainability Technician
Academic Services and Work Force Development
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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:

Due to a collaboration between the HCC horticulture program and HCC food services, campus-grown greens are now served to top off sandwiches and add to the salad bar in the Sunrise Cafe. Horticulture students cultivate the produce using the aeroponics system in the greenhouse. They are learning about alternative growing methods such as organics, hydroponics, and aeroponics. Instead of planting crops in soil, hydroponic systems feed plants with a nutrient rich liquid solution and aeroponic systems apply a fine mist of nutrients and water to the roots. (HCC Sustainability Website)

The website URL where information about the garden is available:

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