Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.03
Liaison Peter Barker
Submission Date April 27, 2012
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St. John's University, New York
ER-T2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Thomas Goldsmith
Director of Environment and Energy Conservation
Facilities 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:

The University Organic Garden was created in 2009 in a collaboration between the Earth Club and the Office of Sustainability. Currently, the garden contains 51 beds, totalling 1,500 square feet of planting space. In addition, a 100 foot area of a greenhouse is available for extended growing seasons, unusual crops etc. All proceeds from the garden are donated to a local, University-run soup kitchen.
The responsibility for the garden, both financial and administrative, is shared between the Office of Sustainability and the Earth Club, but it is open for all students, faculty and staff to enjoy and gain experience.

The website URL where information about the garden is available:
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