FAQS, Contacts, and Resources
Who is involved in the Community Garden?
Students, faculty, staff, and the Stockton community are involved in thegarden 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. In addition, local master gardeners, interns, and volunteers will have influence on the garden's success.
Where is the garden located?
• The garden is located between Geosciences and Communication building
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.
Farmer's Markets are on Wednesday's at the Robb garden from 4-7pm
Friday Volunteer Work Parties begin at 1pm and end around 4pm during the school year
Join the Garden Club for more information and to get involved
For specific methods of involvement and list of courses please contact:
Dr. Mark Brunell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shanna Eller: Seller@pacific.edu
How is the garden funded and is there an increase of tuition?
• The garden was funded through generous regent donations. There will not be any increase of tuition.
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.