Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.94
Liaison Samuel Crowl
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ohio University
IN-7: Community Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Xander Stultz
Sustainability Data Reporting Assistant
Ohio Unversity Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

A brief description of the institution’s community garden:

In 2005, the Ohio Ecohouse was created as a sustainable living example on campus. In 2012, the Ecohouse project was expanded by inviting Ohio University campus community members to participate in the Community Garden Program. The garden has been be parceled into ten plots for others to grow food in chemically-free, environmentally sound ways. Gardeners are asked to donate a share of their harvest to local food pantries or others in need.

The Community Garden initiative is a part of a larger food security movement at Ohio University and in Athens county. In alignment with the Sustainability Plan, a garden open to the campus community fosters simultaneous benefits to people, the planet and prosperity. Gardeners engage in a healthy lifestyle change, forming harmonious relationships with the natural world and other community members.

A community garden plot may be adopted by a student group, a department, or an individual at no cost. Available lots are assigned upon request. Tools, resources and education will be provided as needed.

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Updated by Xander Stultz on 7/27/21.

Updated by Xander Stultz on 7/27/21.

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