|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||July 31, 2013|
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
ER-T2-2: Organic Garden
|0.25 / 0.25||
Ctr for Sustainable Environment
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 farm serves as a production farm to supply our residence halls with locally grown, low-input sustainable food. In addition, the farm acts as a living laboratory to connect students, community members, and the state at large with regional, small-scale food systems. We plan to broaden our focus to include the research, education, and outreach missions of the university.
Currently, the farm operates between 45-48 weeks per year, occupying 3 acres for outdoor field production and nearly 10,000 square feet of year round high tunnel production. Every attempt is made to integrate educational aspects into all activities on the farm.
The website URL where information about the garden is available:
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