Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.05
Liaison Jessica Thompson
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2023

STARS v2.2

Northern Michigan University
IN-7: Community Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jessica Thompson
Professor/SAC Co-Chair
Business
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A brief description of the institution’s community garden:
The Hoop House is available to every gardener, community member and student, regardless of experience.

Purpose: To promote the full cycle of producing sustainable and locally grown food through educational and research opportunities for students, faculty and staff at Northern Michigan University and the greater Marquette Community.

Harvests from the hoop house are used by the culinary program at NMU and donated to local food banks. In 2017, Marquette restaurants and NMU Dining Services started to purchase herbs, greens and vegetables to incorporate into dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. Some seeds are collected and saved for the next planting, and leftover plant materials are composted with the help of worms to create organic fertilizer.

Website URL where information about the community garden is available:
Estimated number of individuals that use the institution’s community garden annually:
40

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