FAQS, Contacts, and Resources
Who is involved in the Campus Garden?
Students, faculty, staff, and the Stockton community are involved in the garden project. Professors, for example, have developed pertinent curriculum to supplement classroom instruction. Other participants include Bon Appetit, Pacific's dining services, which has committed to buying and cooking with produce harvested from the garden. In addition, local master gardeners, interns, and volunteers take part in the garden's success.
Where is the garden located?
The garden is located between the Geosciences and Communication buildings on South Campus.
Is the garden organic?
Pacific has made a commitment to grow organically; to not use chemical pesticides, or genetically modified organisms.
How is the garden funded?
Whole Foods MarketTM Co-CEO Walter Robb gave a generous gift to fund the construction of the Ted and Chris Robb Garden named after his two sons who are Pacific Alumni.
How can I get involved?
Students can get involved by taking a course with a specific garden curriculum. Volunteers will also be needed to organize and maintain grounds.
Links and Resources:
• North Carolina State University Community garden: http://nccommunitygarden.ncsu.edu/index.html
• Denver Urban Gardens http://dug.org/: Community gardens with youth education, events, andtraining programs. Offers resources on making healthy changes in neighborhoods.
• Eagle Heights Community Garden http://www.eagleheightsgardens.org/: Regularly updated website for a community gardenin Wisconsin. Complete with their purpose as well as resources, tips, and example events.
• Indiana University Bloomington's Campus Garden Initiative Blog: http://iugarden.wordpress.com/
• American Community Garden Association (ACGA) http://www.communitygarden.org/index.php: Updated blog on the university's campus garden initiative.Offers daily to weekly updates on garden involvement, resources, and volunteer opportunities.
• The Greening of Detroit http://greeningofdetroit.com: Urban gardening and agriculture programs that supportsoutdoor education and trains youth and adults for jobs in forestry and agriculture. Includes environmental service projects for greening neighborhoods and communities.
• Ecology Center UC Berkeley http://www.ecologycenter.org/: System of community gardeners who provide supportand share resources with school gardens and local communities. Actively seeks to improve society through stewardship, urban agriculture, and partnerships with other organizations. Their aim is to integrate organic food and produce to elementary, middle, and high schools in the regions and educate about nutrition, composting, ecology,and food systems.