Center for Sustainability
Georgia Southern University

Campus Community Garden

Georgia Southern’s Campus Community Garden

photo 1-3Starting in Summer 2015, the Center for Sustainability, in partnership with Facilities Services and Dining Services, hosts a fruit and vegetable garden on campus. The construction and maintenance of the Garden is is supervised by the Center for Sustainability on space provided by facilities services. Fresh herbs and  vegetables are provided to catering (Eagle Dining Services) on an as needed basis. Students can team up to reserve a garden bed for a semester to grow their own fresh produce. CfS provides tools, biweekly workshops, and regular assistance to the student teams involved with the program.

The Campus Community Garden provides a great opportunity for students to learn about and engage in sustainable practices in a central location on campus. We all have to eat, and how we consume food directly impacts our environment. We often hear about the benefits of local food: low transportation cost and consequently reduced fuel use and emissions and knowing how the food is grown. We can’t get more local than growing food on our campus. The Campus Garden is an interactive classroom where students can grow healthy food, eat healthy food, and learn about the importance of sustainable agriculture. The Garden is located between the Herty building and the Williams Center. Stop by to see what fresh and delicious produce we are growing!

Contact CfS if you have a team of 4 students that would like to have their own garden plot for next semester!

 


 

How can you get involved?

There will be several opportunities to get involved with these exciting new programs. If you would like to help make compost, create the Campus Garden, plant fruits and vegetables, and participate in other fun gardening activities then please do not hesitate to contact the Center for Sustainability about future events (cfs@georgiasouthern.edu).

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 1/18/2018

CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY (CfS) • P.O. Box 8042-1 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5895