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.
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Food With Spirit: Urban agriculture meets service to others with new program launched by SU students and staff
Through spring, summer and fall of 2104 SU students delivered 40 boxes of produce to feed the homeless at St. James Cathedral Kitchen. The students grew the food themselves. Right here in SU’s neighborhood.
In my previous “Yoga of Ecology” post, I shared the truly brilliant and compassionate work of the Green Wheeling Initiative (GWI), a grassroots ground-up local food movement in Wheeling, W. Va. The GWI is helping the diverse peoples of Wheeling to reclaim their backyards and the bounties in their backyards through community gardens, cultural workshops, grant programs, and campus ecology events, amongst much else.
Located on the Quinlan Life Science Building is the Rosemarie Rochetta Wessies Rooftop Garden which houses the first garden as part of Urban Agriculture Demonstration Gardens project. This garden is a demonstration and exploration of three-season (spring, summer, fall) growing seasons a variety of seasonal herbs, produce and flowers.
Two gardens on Loyola’s campus demonstrate some of the best small-scale urban agriculture techniques from Chicago and the world. This demonstration is intended to educate students, faculty, and staff of the University as well as the greater community.