Urban garden project attempts to connect students with environmentSpartan Daily (2009)
The urban garden in front of Clark Hall is an example of sustainable agriculture that demonstrates an innovative approach to nutrition and environmentalism, a project coordinator said. The garden started last January and was funded by a grant Assistant Professor Marjorie Freedman received from Kaiser Permanente as part of the healthy campus initiative, Freedman said.
Catherine Bastoli, a graduate student in nutrition, said, undergraduate and graduate students in nutrition and food science help maintain the garden. “It sits on a watering system, so we don’t have to worry too much about that,” she said. “But there are other students from nutrition and food science who come out and volunteer their time — planting, keeping with the maintenance, rotating out the crops and harvesting.” Th e food grown in the garden is distributed to some of the volunteers, the nutrition department, professors and the Smart Cart, Bartoli said.
- Urban garden,
- Kaiser Permanente Grant,
- healthy campus
Publication DateSeptember 21, 2009
Citation InformationMy Nguyen. "Urban garden project attempts to connect students with environment" Spartan Daily Vol. 133 Iss. 13 (2009) p. 1 - 8
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marjorie_freedman/46/