UIS Campus Community Garden

$455 of $600 goal

Raised by 11 people in 25 months
UIS Garden
on behalf of Megan Styles
The garden started out as a class project for ENS 271 Introduction to Sustainability. In that class, we sketched out a rough plan for the garden.

Towards the end of that semester, we started discussing logistics and formed a leadership committee of students and a faculty advisor. In January, we began meeting weekly to plan. In February, we ordered seeds and started our seedlings in the greenhouse.  

UIS Grounds Crew tilled the land for us and we built our garden beds.

Our plants grew up happy and green and were planted in the ground mid-April. 

After months of planning, the garden is finally a reality!

The intention of the UIS Campus Community Garden is to serve as a model of sustainability, to build community by providing a shared space for students and faculty to come together, to provide hands-on learning opportunities, to promote UIS by demonstrating our commitment to sustainability and student involvement opportunities, and to provide local food for campus dining.

Our main goal with fundraising is to purchase supplies for the garden. Money has and will be spent on supplies such as soil, compost, tools, seeds, plants, and more.

We are so grateful for all the support we have received thus far and appreciate your financial support as well!

Please also check out our Facebook page  for more details and updates!
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Just a reminder, we are still trying to fundraise for the garden. So far, we've bought soil, a hose, watering cans, and other various supplies. We'd like to be able to purchase supplies for the fall, seed saving supplies, a greenhouse, and maybe even (dream idea) a brick pizza oven! If you can donate, we'd truly appreciate it. If you'd like to get involved and volunteer, shoot us a Facebook message. Thanks for all your support!
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$455 of $600 goal

Raised by 11 people in 25 months
Created April 18, 2016
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Sarah Collins
24 months ago

Good luck with this great project, ya'll! Hope this contribution helps, even if it's just a little. :-)

Lashonda Cameron
25 months ago

My neice Rachel Patterson is the FB administrator for US Environmental Science program. She is a wonderful, beautiful, & very conscious about the environment. Please support this endeavor as I did! Thanx FB!

August Schiess
25 months ago

Yay gardens! :)

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