|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2011|
University of Illinois at Chicago
Tier2-2: Organic Garden
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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 Hull-House Urban Farm is an extension of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at UIC. The urban farm is cultivating the half-acre of land in order to become a model for local food production and museum education. It is a multi-use space for such projects as growing vegetables for weekly free soup kitchens, a canning project, a restaurant partnership with Chef Bill Kim’s Urban Belly, an outdoor exhibition, farm-to-school programs for local public schools, organic farming for student groups and food-focused museum tours and activities.
The mission of the Hull-House Farm is to create and sustain an organic garden that emphasizes the importance of community, sustainability, diversity, and beauty. The center's success relies on a number of partnerships within UIC including the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Biological Sciences.
The website URL where information about the garden is available:
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