Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.16
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2014
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Southern Oregon University
ER-T2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

The Ecology Center for the Siskiyous (ECOS) student organization operates an organic garden on the SOU campus, founded more than ten years ago. More than 70 garden plots are made available to students and community members. Organic farming techniques are employed at the garden. A small orchard of fruit and nut trees grows out front and an information kiosk stands by the front gate. The spacious, 40-foot greenhouse is a welcome resource for growers as it allows us to start our seedlings in the cold days of March and April and can also be used for winter growing.

Children from SOU's community pre-school and Central Medford High School students learn about environmental studies and social issues by tending plots in the ECOS garden. Some of the food grown in the garden is donated to local food banks and Uncle Foods Diner, a program that provides meals for low-income and homeless people.

The website URL where information about the garden is available:

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