Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.13
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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Virginia Commonwealth University
ER-T2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Jacek Ghosh
Director of Sustainability
VCU Sustainability
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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:

The Student Garden on the MCV Campus has the following features:

1. Compost bins (3)
2. Gardens for Life signage for explanation of community garden project
3. Vermiculture and rain barrels, complete with informational signage, for educational purposes
4. Garden shed with combination lock (all current members will have the combination)
5. Raised beds to improve access to people of all mobility needs, improve soil quality, and improve soil drainage
1. Sub-irrigated planters, in addition to raised beds, to maximize use of space in the garden
1. Design around existing steam pipes and utility access areas

Plots will be available for purchase to all students in a variety of packages that works with different schedules and time commitments.

The website URL where information about the garden is available:
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