Campus Gardens and Food Production
Campus Dining operates two produce gardens on campus. The gardens provide thousands of pounds of fresh organic produce to our dining operations, and function as learning laboratories for students and visitors. Both gardens are working models of sustainable food production systems. We incorporate a variety of growing techniques and practices to grow high quality produce and healthy soils. In addition to the gardens, Campus Dining also manages an indoor microgreen operation. Interested in learning more about our how we’re growing food on campus, or want to know how you can get involved? Want to participate in a garden workshop or looking for volunteer opportunities? Contact our garden manager. Campus Dining offers volunteer, internship, and paid positions and we love to share our gardens with campus and community members.
In the spring of 2018, six day old Welsh Harlequin ducklings arrived in the mail and officially joined the ranks of Campus Dining. Currently living at the Lommasson Garden for the winter, Etta, Hazel, Poppy, Mabel, Kiwi, and Duckleberry Finn are helping us by keeping garden pests in check, fertilizing the orchard space, and laying beautiful and delicious eggs. Thanks ladies!