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 Geosciences and Communication building on South Campus.
Will the garden be organic?
Pacific has made a commitment to grow organically; to not use chemical pesticides, or genetically modified organisms.
How can I get involved?
Students can get involved by taking a course with specific garden curriculum. Volunteers will also be needed to organize and maintain grounds.
Buy: Wednesday Market Days take place in the DUC from 11-2pm where you can buy our produce with cash, meal plan, or PacificCashTM. Busy during that time? Check out our late pick up option.
Learn: Join Garden Club on facebook. Meeting times for Spring 2014 are Mondays at 6:45pm.
Research: Earn research credits while working on projects with Dr. Brunell in the garden. Contact Dr. Brunell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For specific methods of involvement and list of courses please contact:
Dr. Mark Brunell: email@example.com
Shanna Eller: Seller@pacific.edu
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.
Where can I find basic garden information?
Here is a list of websites relevant to basic garden inquiry:
Links and Resources:
· VEGI- Vanderbilt Educational Garden Initiative: http://nashvegi.org/about/
• North Carolina State University Community garden: http://nccommunitygarden.ncsu.edu/index.html
• Duke Campus farm (blog): http://dukefarm.wordpress.com/
• Sustainability site: http://sustainability.duke.edu/campus_initiatives/farm.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/
• Updated blog on the university's campus garden initiative.Offers daily to weekly updates on garden involvement, resources, and volunteer opportunities. American Community Garden Association (ACGA) http://www.communitygarden.org/index.php
• This bi-national organization is dedicated to building asense of community by advocating improved qualitiesof life through community garden networks, developing resources for support, encouraging research, and promoting educational programs.
• University of Utah sustainable garden http://sustainability.utah.edu/green-campus/food/edible-campus.php
• Originally developed to serve as outdoor classrooms for their Department of Biology, this garden serves students and volunteers who are interested in gardening, artistic expression, and health. Site offers examples of academic courses and outreach education
• The Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Giving Through GrowingProject http://garden.robertmondavi.com/ dedicated to cultivating community garden awareness, thissite has expert advice and tips, garden locating, a GardenBeat Blog, and highlights community gardening heroes.
The Greening of Detroit
• 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.