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.
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Food With Spirit: Urban agriculture meets service to others with new program launched by SU students and staff
In Valladolid, the Jesuit College of Agriculture (INEA) has a program for retired people with the support of the City Council. The College offers the farming land in its premises plus technical supervision to 450 farmers. The farmers are retired people with or without previous experience of farming and inscribed through the community social centres of the city. They receive a garden plot of 15 square meters, training, and technical support. The farmers commit to grow strictly organic crops and attend the training sessions organized on their behalf. After five years the experience, is a huge success, in farming terms, but also as social involvement of the community.
Students, staff and faculty can grow vegetables and herbs in their own 4 x 8 foot raised bed. Raised bed users are responsible for planting, maintenance and harvest during the growing season. Hand tools, watering cans and hoses are available at each site. Gardeners can receive free vegetable starts at the Grounds Department’s April Earth Day celebration.