Edible Campus Project
An on-campus collaborative project with the North Carolina Botanical Gardens
As the Director of Sustainable Projects for RHA, I have facilitated a collaboration between the Residences Halls and the Edible Campus Initiative. This program, as a part of the Chancellor's Three Zeros Initiative, seeks to provide fresh and accessible produce to the Chapel Hill community. As part of this initiative, I helped plan the Davis Library Demonstration Garden. This garden, located in the heart of UNC's campus, features fruit and vegetable production, workshops, and events.
“The biggest benefit at a university is the potential to enhance education, to have the physical campus be part of the learning process, not just the space where it happens.”– Tom Hairston, EMU
My involvment was to help plan the layout of this garden as well as planning events and workshops that are conducted here, including the garden launch event in April of 2017. Carolina has boldly charted a course towards food systems innovation and I am excited to see this trend in on-campus infrastructure renovations that help create a more sustainable community.