Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 28.80
Liaison Barry Schwalbe
Submission Date July 26, 2011
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Richland Community College
Tier2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Douglas Brauer
Vice President for Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Solutions
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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:

Richland's Student Farm is an outdoor classroom for research, demonstration and organic crop production. The site includes two production greenhouses (2,400 square feet), as well as two hoop houses (960 square feet) which allow for crop production through harsh winters. Resources also include a shrub nursery, an All American Selections Display Garden plus additional flower and perennial gardens (16,000 square feet), 16 farm plots (38,400 square feet.) with fruit trees, brambles, energy grasses and vegetables, a shade structure and student-designed and constructed walks, waterfall, retaining walls, patio and outdoor kitchen. All produce is grown using organic, sustainable farming practices.

The website URL where information about the garden is available:

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