USD has its very own organic community garden on campus behinds Missions Crossroads. This piece of land is available to any student, faculty, or staff member interested in growing their own food, or simply a chance to get out in nature and de-stress by planting some produce. This is a sure way to see the fruits of your labor.
Eating locally grown food is better for the environment since the produce does not have to travel thousands of miles to reach your plate. But how more local can you get than your own backyard? In 2009 the University of San Diego began its very own garden, behind Missions Crossroads, where members of the USD community were able to plant and grow their own food. The garden is now linked with Missions Cafe where food is grown in the garden and served in the cafe. The composting program has also grown and is composed of food scraps from the garden, individual use, and from Missions Cafe. The compost is then used to fertilize the garden plots to grow healthy, nutritious food. Initiatives to expand the compost to include student groups and departments on campus are in place to reduce our food waste and close the loop!
If you are interested in working on the garden or adopting a plot, contact Paula Morreale at firstname.lastname@example.org.