Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 77.90
Liaison Katie Maynard
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Santa Barbara
IN-7: Community Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Katie Maynard
Sustainability Coordinator
Geography & Sustainability
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A brief description of the institution’s community garden:
UCSB has several community gardens on and off campus which you can read about and find a map of at this website: https://food.ucsb.edu/gardens. Here are the descriptions of the on-campus ones: Four Directions & Three Sisters Garden (Community) UCSB is on Chumash lands, and the American Indian & Indigenous Gardens Alliance have chosen to honor the space through the creation of gardens as an opportunity for inter-tribal and inter-community engagement and sharing of traditional foods and medicinal important to indigenous cultures and ancestries. Garden spaces are adjacent to the Student Resource Building and at West Campus Family Student Housing. Greenhouse and Garden Project (Plot Based) UCSB students, faculty, and staff are welcome to maintain their own assigned plot of land to garden organically for the length of one year with a renewable membership fee of $40 and refundable $10 deposit. GHGP invites gardeners of all stages to interact in a productive and social environment. Family Student Housing Gardens (Plot Based) Residents can grow their own fruits and vegetables in one of the two Family Student Housing (FSH) Community Gardens. West Campus FSH offers over 30 plots where Storke FSH offers over 60. Each garden has community tools and soil enhancements such as compost and manure on site. With grant funding, FSH has been able to build over 100 raised beds for their gardeners as well as implement community spaces and new irrigation strategies. Over 180 individuals, both students and children, have the resources of growing fresh, organic crops, close to home. FSH Community Garden Leadership is consistently pressing for progress and the expansion of resources in the gardens. Please visit their blog here for information on regularly scheduled events and to see how their gardens are growing! We also have a student farm, vertical gardens, and an urban orchard which grow food for the UCSB Associated Students Food Pantry.

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