The Campus Garden is a half of an acre garden that was started in the summer of 2008 with assistance from Dining Services, the Biology and University Facilities Management Departments, and Campus Kitchen. Over the years, the Campus Garden has continued to grow and is currently planted in vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs.
The garden is run by the Campus Garden Manager with help from student and community volunteers. The produce from the garden is utilized by W&L Dining Services to feed students and staff, and by Campus Kitchen to combat hunger and promote nutrition in the Rockbridge County community. The Campus Garden uses organic and sustainable practices to ensure healthy produce and a healthy environment.
In addition to providing hyper-local, organically-grown produce and reducing "food miles", the Campus Garden also serves as a space for student curriculum, service learning and research.
There are opportunities to work in the Campus Garden spring through fall. To join our volunteer list, or for more information, contact Nicole Poulin, Campus Garden Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access the Campus Garden, follow Denny Circle past the Duchossois Tennis Center and take a slight left onto the gravel road.
Pictures from the garden