Garden Classroom

With the support of our department, SSU students have maintained a food-producing organic garden on campus since the 1970’s. Over the years the garden was renamed the “Garden Classroom” and was moved to the current site (on the Campus Master Plan) adjacent to the Environmental Technology Center.

Classroom Garden Location

The garden is a nexus for many student groups, but the goal is the same. Volunteers from classes in many disciplines across campus, ira-funding volunteer coordinators and site managers, students in GEP’s course Introduction to Agroecology, JUMP groups, student clubs seeking service opportunities, and many others put in the hours and effort to help the garden thrive.

Our Mission

The primary goal of the Garden Classroom is producing fresh, healthy, organic produce for people in need. We accomplish this task by working with our local food bank (NOAH – Neighbors Organized Against Hunger), based on Snyder Lane only a few blocks from campus. On most Wednesdays, SSU students harvest and deliver to the food back a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegies. We average well over 1000 lbs of produce a year representing dozens of different food crops.

Want to join us?

We welcome your involvement, support, questions and inputs. Come on out during volunteer hours or contact the faculty supervisor

Volunteer Hours for Fall 2017