Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.08
Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date May 18, 2011
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University of California, San Diego
Tier2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kristin Hansen
Sustainability Analyst
Auxiliary & Plant 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 Urban Farm Initiative is a product of The Sustainable Food Project at UC San Diego. The vision of the Sustainable Food Project is to establish a vibrant experiential learning center such as The Pepper Canyon Farm on the UC San Diego campus that encourages participation in and educates the university’s community about sustainable living through the cultivation of sustainably-grown food. On 8,800 sq. feet in Pepper Canyon, The Urban Farm Initiative will be able to grow a variety of organic seasonal crops allowing the UC San Diego community to learn how to grow rich organic food in urban and suburban landscapes.

The website URL where information about the garden is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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