Rooftop Community Garden

Recipient:

Rooftop Community Garden Club and Dining Services

Amount:

$4,450

The roof of the Ellicott Community Diner has become a model of urban agriculture, demonstrating that food can be grown just about anywhere. With funding from the University Sustainability Fund, this project will be duplicated on the roof of the South Campus Diner. Funds will be used for a safety railing, the construction of garden containers and general garden supplies (tools and soil).

The South Campus Diner will be accessible to all students and faculty, and jointly operated by the Rooftop Community Garden Club and Dining Services. The space will be open for individual gardening projects for any interested users, while also being a component of coursework and student research. Classes can tour the gardens and get hands-on experience related to course work. The produce will be primarily distributed among students and staff who maintain the gardens.