Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.18
Liaison Kelli O'Day
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
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University of California, Davis
ER-T2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Camille Kirk
Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
Office of Sustainability
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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 Resident Garden at Segundo is a space for all on-campus residents to learn about edible plants, how they are grown and cared for and how they can be prepared after harvesting! The garden also provides an opportunity for student leadership and community involvement. The Resident Garden is located in the Segundo Resident Area between Bixby Hall and Segundo Dining Commons.

In 1977, UC Davis students created the Student Farm to get hands-on experience in sustainable agriculture. It is now a certified organic farm, with a popular Community Supported Agriculture program, Student Harvests, that has a wait list, and a Market Garden, which sells produce to the Coffee House, Dining Services, and at the on-campus Farmers Market. It is also a key resource for and part of the new Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems major.
Further information can be found at: http://studentfarm.ucdavis.edu/

The website URL where information about the garden is available:

UC Davis offers many gardens, large and small, for campus and community members to be involved with organic or sustainable gardening. Among them are the Student Farm, the Experimental College Community Garden, the Plant and Environmental Sciences Salad Bowl Garden, and the Resident Garden at Segundo.

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