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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 Matthew Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of Florida
Tier2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephanie Sims
Implementation Coordinator
Office of 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the garden:

The UF Organic Garden rents plots for semester periods. Members of the cooperative plant vegetables and flowers of their choice on their plots, and are responsible for up-keep. They are expected to practice organic gardening methods and to participate in community workdays several times each semester. Water, manure, and some seeds are provided, and various tools are available onsite.

In addition, the Student Agricultural Gardens are managed by the UF Agronomy and Soils Club and rents two plot sizes on an annual basis. This garden provides students, faculty and staff space in which to pursue and experiment with food production, gardening and sustainability. It is garden policy that no synthetic pesticides or herbicides be used, and organic practices are preferred.


The website URL where information about the garden is available:
http://sustainable.ufl.edu/topics/food-and-dining-services/
+ Date Revised: July 11, 2011

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