Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.39
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Berkeley
IN-7: Community Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Mikayla Tran
SDG & OS Engagement Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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A brief description of the institution’s community garden:

UC Berkeley is home to over ten urban gardens that produce food, preserve native ecosystems, increase biodiversity and create cultural and community space. We believe that gardens on our campus have the opportunity to play a unique role in the landscape of urban agriculture: creating micro-scale food systems that address student food insecurity; offering spaces for experiential education; increasing food and food system literacy; expanding opportunities to interact with land and food; adapting urban greening to urban typologies and aesthetics; facilitating interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and land use decision making. Campus gardens create unique spaces for our community to interact with nature, agriculture, food, and one another. BFI supports campus gardens with respect to outreach, financial resources, and intercultural and academic opportunities.

Undergraduate and graduate students are involved in the design, implementation, maintenance and programming of urban gardens alongside faculty, staff, gardeners, and community members.

Website URL where information about the community garden is available:
Estimated number of individuals that use the institution’s community garden annually:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

A 2019 Campus Gardens Handbook can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1alQj-AFLRihpdW7KKBY1ejPq_pkXH5F1/view

Berkeley Student Farms
Berkeley Student Farms is a coalition of seven student-run garden spaces at UC Berkeley. The organization is a democratic student-led organization that prioritizes meaningful inclusion, welcoming all interested students – regardless of major/academic interest, level of experience, or physical abilities. BSF provides opportunities for experiential agricultural learning and community-building, while supporting students’ basic needs and wellbeing.

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