We’re kicking off our Campus Highlight series where we will be giving shout outs to different places, departments, or individuals on campus who are going above and beyond for sustainability on campus! First up is Roger’s Community Garden!
Rogers Community Garden is a student-operated garden located in Revelle College. It is a space for students to learn about sustainable agriculture and food systems as a whole. They have an aquaponics system, a form of soil-less agriculture, that uses fish and water to grow some of their crops more sustainably. The garden is currently working with University Centers to take their pre-consumer food waste and divert it from the landfill to the garden, which will decrease its carbon footprint and help UCSD reach its goal of Zero Waste by 2020 and Climate Neutrality by 2025. This Compost Program will take food waste from Price Center and turn it into usable biofuel and food! They also encourage help to facilitate many research projects that take concepts from the classroom and apply them to real life like researching biofuels, food justice, off-grid greenhouses, and water neutral gardening.
If you have a passion for gardening, sustainable food, or just want to learn more, the garden is located in Revelle under the dance studios (near the Che Cafe). Come meet their gardeners every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-Noon. If those days don’t work for you, the garden is open 24/7 and is a great space for students, staff, and faculty to relax and take a break. All levels of gardening experience are welcome and anyone who wants to get their hands dirty is definitely encouraged to come. They also have plots open for undergraduates, grad students, staff, faculty, and members of the community for individual gardening to grow your own food and test out gardening. We hope to see you at the garden!
Know a lab, club, office, professor, student, or staff member who’s doing great work in Sustainability? Send an email to Carly and have them featured in a Campus Highlight!