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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 Cynthia Klein-Banai
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of Illinois at Chicago
Tier2-2: Organic Garden

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Complete Expired Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
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 Hull-House Urban Farm is an extension of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at UIC. The urban farm is cultivating the half-acre of land in order to become a model for local food production and museum education. It is a multi-use space for such projects as growing vegetables for weekly free soup kitchens, a canning project, a restaurant partnership with Chef Bill Kim’s Urban Belly, an outdoor exhibition, farm-to-school programs for local public schools, organic farming for student groups and food-focused museum tours and activities.

The mission of the Hull-House Farm is to create and sustain an organic garden that emphasizes the importance of community, sustainability, diversity, and beauty. The center's success relies on a number of partnerships within UIC including the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Biological Sciences.


The website URL where information about the garden is available:

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