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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 Eric O'Brien
Submission Date March 1, 2013
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University of Northern Iowa
ER-T2-2: Organic Garden

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University Sustainability 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:

Students and parents have managed an organic garden at the Price Lab School, which is a K-12 Lab school within the UNI College of Education. The garden also implements composting of food waste from the Price Lab School as the means to fertilize the garden. At the time of publication, the future of Price Lab School was undecided. If the school is closed, UNI plans to open two more organic gardens on campus.

This summer UNI is beginning to create a second organic herb garden south of the Center for Energy and Environmental Education and a third student organic garden near the Biology Research Complex. .


The website URL where information about the garden is available:
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It was recently announced that Price Laboratory School may be closing. The future of that particular garden is uncertain if the school does close.

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