05 Sep '11, 6pm

Creating Campus Gardens

Creating Campus Gardens

As I wrote about last week , college and university students are leading the way in the local food movement by not only purchasing local foods, but by getting their schools to do the same. Groups such as the Real Food Challenge and Farm to College initiatives have gone a long way towards making this happen by working to increase the procurement of real food on college and university campuses. But, there is another way that students are bringing fresh local produce to both their school and the surrounding communities. This is through the creation of on-campus community gardens . The benefits of community gardens are numerous. Growing a community garden promotes health and wellness, provides a place for leisure, provides food for those in need, creates wildlife habitats, storm water control or water quality improvement, and provides teaching opportunities. They also are a gr...

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