SPOKANE, Wash. — Students in Gonzaga University’s Collegiate DECA Club kicked off the growing season recently in the GU Campus Garden, planting a variety of vegetables and learning to grow food using sustainable practices. Through their efforts, students learn the empowering nature of taking food security into their own hands.
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Urban Agriculture students learn about corporate food systems, alternative and more equitable models of urban-based agriculture, and larger food and environmental justice movements. That’s when they aren’t getting their hands dirty in the University of San Francisco Community Garden and with organizations around the Bay Area, learning advanced skills in organic gardening, permaculture, urban homesteading, sustainable living and local food production and distribution.
The Xavier University Rec Center Butterfly Urban Farm was started in February 2013, with a meeting held with visiting sustainability leader Craig Schiller. Ten participants, including students, professors and neighbors helped design a small farm area that would serve the university’s needs. The resulting design included six raised bed boxes, small hoop house, and seating area for classes, meetings, and recreation.