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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Arizona State University
Tier2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Betty Lombardo
Manager
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution have an on-campus garden where students are able to gain organic farming and/or gardening experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the garden:

The Polytechnic campus is home to a large plot of land that was converted to a community garden in January of 2010. The garden currently has eight 20 x 25’ plots with plans to cultivate four more. Each space is “rented out” to students, staff and faculty wishing to either demonstrate best practices or hone in on their own skills and successfully grow their own food or herbs. Three academic units center on applied work done in the garden. The garden also features a large compost area where residents can bring the kitchen scraps and effectively convert them to soil base. This eliminates the need for artificially fixed nitrogen and helps teach the surrounding community about the importance of soil building.


The website URL where information about the garden is available:
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