Farm to Table Comes to Campus
Whether tucked away among the eucalyptus groves, or secretly ensconced within student housing, UC San Diego is now home to numerous gardens across campus that promote the education and growth of sustainable food and local produce. These small, vibrant patches provide space for students to cultivate organic vegetables, fruits, herbs and other plants that support healthy, natural diets—an initiative that echoes campus programs that provide eco-friendly vegan and vegetarian options for students, faculty and staff at all dining locations.
Many student organizations also contribute to the development of the garden. Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) recently collaborated to construct a compost pit, a vermicompost (worm composting system) and a sink with a water collection system. The gardens also serve as a great place for students enrolled in increasingly popular environmental classes or majors to gain practical knowledge.
Learn More:UC San Diego’s Secret Gardens
UCSD Gardens Promote Sustainability