USF Garden Project

And Now Introducing…The 2008-2009 Garden Project Blog!!
October 13, 2008, 9:14 pm
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Hello All!  Welcome to the Garden Project Living-Learning Community and USF Community Garden Blog! With 20 male and female students from all over in the group, the Garden Project is a little different this year than last.  

Formally, the Garden Project is a community that “offers a rare opportunity for students to engage in community design and gardening through the active cultivation of the university’s 1⁄4 acre organic garden nestled in the heart of campus.  The Garden Project is an innovative living-learning community for first-year students of any major– no previous gardening experience necessary. Established in response to student interest in how to cope with rapidly changing and interconnected global conditions, the Garden Project creates an opportunity for students to form a tight-knit community to learn about climate change, water rights, food security, and social and economic justice as they relate to food production.The study of community supported agriculture, through historical research, analysis of organic garden strategies, hands on experiments, and field trips will assist students as they take the lead in the designing, cultivating, managing and harvesting USF’s community organic garden.”

Even though school has been in session for less than two months, the group has already accomplished so much.  Check out our next few upcoming posts for information regarding the group’s field trips, accomplishments in and out of the garden, and online resources collected thus far.  Also, don’t forget we hold USF COMMUNITY GARDEN MEETINGS ON THE LAST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 12:30 PM (NEXT ON 10/28) LOCATED IN THE USF COMMUNITY GARDEN ACROSS THE PARKING LOT FROM THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION ON TURK STREET AND A COMMUNITY GARDEN WORK PARTY ON NOVEMBER 8TH FROM 10 AM-2 PM.  

For any further questions or information, please don’t hesitate to contact Elyssa Bairstow ( or Susanne Umbenhower (


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