Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.74
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2011
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University of Utah
Tier2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Myron Willson
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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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:

For nearly a decade, the University of Utah has had two campus organic gardens, the Sill and Pioneer. In 2011, the Pioneer Garden site was substantially expanded. Both gardens were initially created by Department of Biology professor (now retired) Dr. Fred Montague to serve as outdoor labs for his courses. They remain living-learning laboratories for students enrolled in courses and volunteers alike. Since Dr. Montague's 2010 retirement, a gardens advisory committee has been formed, a part-time garden coordinator has been hired, and two part-time student garden steward positions have been supported by the Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund. Produce is enjoyed by students and also sold to Campus Dining Services and at a summer produce stand and at the fall campus Farmers Market. The campus also hosts two gardens in residential living communities: the Sage Point garden and the University Student Apartment gardens. These are student-run and very popular among residents.

The website URL where information about the garden is available:

Please refer to sustainability.utah.edu
The Garden Website is 202 characters, and the STARS tool limits URL characters to 200

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