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Campus Community Garden

Our vision for the Associated Students, SJSU Campus Community Garden is to be a hands-on learning environment where students come to learn about gardening and sustainability, get involved in community projects, fulfill community service-learning hours, and can get access to healthy fresh food.  Additionally, the Campus Community Garden will offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and the local community to work collaboratively on garden projects and attend workshops on gardening and sustainability best practices.

Short term, the Campus Community Garden will provide community service programs and opportunities to students through hands-on garden projects as well as offering a space for sustainable agriculture classes to take place.  Additionally, the short-term goals include establishing a garden and providing food for hungry students.  Long-term, the Campus Community Garden will provide expanded education on sustainable farming, urban agriculture, and global and social justice issues that will develop students’ understanding and experience of responsible citizenship.  Additionally, this will give our campus a legacy for de-stigmatizing hunger and creating a just community that supports each other.  

Goal 1:  Integrated Learning and Civic Engagement
• Students and faculty from diverse backgrounds will have the opportunity to engage with one another and community members.
• Individuals will understand responsible citizenship and have a better understanding of multi-cultural and global perspectives.

Goal 2:  Enriching the Student Experience
• The garden promotes responsible citizenship and civic engagement and provides a vehicle by which students can learn about and practice sustainable food practice in a social learning environment.
• Provides for co-curricular learning opportunities, including but not limited to service learning, applied learning and student leadership.
• Internship opportunities shall be integrated in the business model

Goal 3:  Strengthening Community Alliances
• The project is consistent with the University's mission to strengthen engagement with external communities through service learning and volunteerism.

Where it's at:

370 E. San Salvador
San Jose, CA 95112
United States

Garden type:

college garden

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Garden beneficiaries:

college students and food insecure people

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What this project needs:

community garden creation guidance
volunteer labor
watering hose
irrigation system
garden cart
compost bin

Project leaders:

Kelli Williams
Cheryl Vargas

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
(207) 956-0606