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Office of Sustainability
Each year, the School of Geography and Development coordinates a course called Community and School Garden Workshop, which is taught by Professor Marston and examines the social and environmental impacts of school garden programs in our community. This course is cross listed between nine colleges and schools, including the School of Geography and Development, Plant Sciences, Environmental Studies, and the College of Public Health. The class has about 50 students per section, and they meet once a week for a semester to work on different aspects of school garden programs. Based on the student’s major or area of interest, they can work on anything from garden design and maintenance to food handling to grant writing. Each student has different goals that they need to reach by the end of the course, and these can relate to nutrition, teaching, soil sciences, and more.
The schools at which these programs take place are all schools with few resources, specifically schools where at least 50% of the student population qualifies for free or reduced lunch. A few specific schools from our community are Manzo Elementary School, Miles Exploratory Learning Center, and Roskruge Bilingual K-8.
Latest update: February 2016
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