Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 31.41
Liaison Ryan McEnany
Submission Date Aug. 19, 2011
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Pace University
ER-T2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sue Maxam
University Director for Student Success
Office for Student Success
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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:

Pace has three gardens, one on each of the three campuses:

1. Pace Law students have launched a volunteer Community Vegetable Garden Project, another component of a larger plan to increase campus sustainability. Students hope that the garden will cultivate community involvement and will call attention to the accessibility of gardening on a small, local, and organic scale, which in turn contributes to large-scale sustainability.

2. Pace's Pleasantville campus has an organic herb garden located outside the Environmental Center. The garden was created and is maintained by students and staff. Herbs will be harvested and used by our dining services in their food preparation.

3. The NYC campus created a small rooftop garden under the direction of a full-time faculty member and is maintained by students. The plan is to increase it each year.

The website URL where information about the garden is available:

Note that we do not have a website per se for the gardens on each campus, but we do have a section of Pace's "sustainability website" with this information.

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