Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 26.74
Liaison Paul Barton
Submission Date July 20, 2011
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Shoreline Community College
Tier2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sharon Wines
Implementation Liaison
Administrative Services
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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:

In 2009, a six-person team of staff, faculty, and Americorps volunteer submitted a proposal for the creation and maintenance of a community garden, which was approved by the college administration, in the space north of the 2700 building and south of the 2400 compound. The purpose or benefit of the community garden is multifaceted and includes:
•Constructing several raised beds for growing vegetables
•Providing efficient use of growing space, using trellises and espaliers along brick wall, multi-layered plantings
•Implementing sustainable features as water conservation and integrated pest management
•Serving as a focal point for the Earth Week activities
•Serving the community by donating the harvest to local food banks
•Offering service learning opportunities for SCC and Learning Center North students
•Integrating additional “outdoor lab” space for classes such as Botany and Sustainable Gardening/Horticulture
•Increasing opportunities for community events, such as garden talks, tours, or continuing education classes

The website URL where information about the garden is available:

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