Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.81
Liaison Sb Loder
Submission Date Nov. 12, 2013
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The College of Wooster
ER-T2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sb Loder
Sustainability Coordinator
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Does the institution have an on-campus garden where students are able to gain organic farming and/or gardening experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the garden:

The College of Wooster Learning Garden is a small (roughly 2000 sq ft) garden primarily used by a Sustainable Agriculture class each fall as a combination experimental and personal gardening space. Students have a weekly lab during which they grow fall vegetables such as spinach, beets, and kale, testing different combinations of fertilizers and methods of weed control. Some produce is sold to faculty and staff and all revenues are re-invested in garden and lab materials. The garden is overseen by a faculty member in Environmental Studies. Currently in its second year of production, the near-term goal is to have student researchers also conducting empirical research in the garden over the spring and summer.


The website URL where information about the garden is available:
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