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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SPOKANE, Washington – Starting in 2011, Gonzaga University students were invited to submit ideas to help the University become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Now, those suggestions have been synthesized into four projects financed by the Green Fund, a unique model to support student-generated sustainability initiatives.
The campus garden, located by the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, exemplifies living and learning outside the classroom. Initiated by Dana August ’11, Co-director of Projects for LEAF, the garden acts as an outdoor classroom for biology and environment students. Growing organic food for the University’s dining hall creates hands-on experiences with food production and the local food economy.