Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Jessica Bilecki
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of the Pacific
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jessica Bilecki
Sustainability Director
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Adopt-A-Plot Programme

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The Pacific Adopt-a-Plot program was started in Fall 2015 in the Ted and Chris Robb Garden. The programme allows for students, staff, faculty and community members to adopt a plot in the garden in which they can grow their own vegetables. The Ted and Chris Robb Garden provides the water, soil, seeds and spades and adopters are able to grow organic, delicious vegetables in the garden free of charge. Currently, we have a variety of students, staffers, faculty members, and community members as part of the Adopt a Plot program. Some are experienced gardeners, while others are hobbyist learning through some of our online tutorial videos and our hosted Garden workdays.

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

Since its inception, the Adopt-a-Plot programme has had a variety of individuals working in the garden - some continuing onto the next semester and others who gain a realization and new understanding to the amount of work required in food production. The Adopt-a-Plot programme has allowed us to transcend any boundaries created by employee classification and/or division and engage with individuals inside the Pacific and Stockton community.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum ---
Research ---
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate ---
Buildings No
Dining Services Yes
Energy ---
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Purchasing ---
Transportation No
Waste ---
Water Yes
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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