Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.30
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date March 19, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Virginia Tech
ER-T2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Rial Tombes
Sustainability Coordinator
Dining Services
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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:

Beginning as a small herb plot in 2009, The Dining Services Garden at Kentland Farm grew approximately 23,000 pounds of sustainably-managed produce during summer 2010. Under the leadership of two student managers and two educators, with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the garden is projected to increase production and provide at least 44,600 pounds during summer 2011. As a result of hard work over the last two years, the garden has doubled production to 2.25 acres and will be adding a berry production patch this summer to include blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries. Successful and sustainable production at the garden is the result of an enriching partnership with faculty in the Department of Horticulture and a community food sheds grant given to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

The website URL where information about the garden is available:

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