Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.32
Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date May 3, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of California, San Diego
ER-T2-2: 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:
Roger’s Community Garden at UC San Diego (formerly the Neighborhood Community Garden) is a student-led garden serving the UC San Diego and San Diego community. The main purpose is to offer land to students, staff, faculty, and alumni, to grow herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables. Additionally, in pursuit of our overall mission, the garden is developing multiple other projects, such as composting programs, workshops on sustainable agriculture and nutrition, lectures and teach-ins on surrounding social justice issues, and an annual seminar jointly taught by RCG faculty advisors and students. As a student-led project, Roger’s Garden strives to support the community, and give back to those who have given so much to ensure the garden is successful. 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 grows 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. Additionally, UC San Diego Ellie's Garden just had their final event before summer in which they teamed up with I-House, SCERC, Garden of Eden, and Slow Food to create a Harvest Day Picnic using their own grown vegetables and fruits. http://ncgardenucsd.com/

The website URL where information about the garden is available:
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