Garden Grows Community at USD
When Courtney Walters wants to talk about building community, all she has to do on the University of San Diego campus is spend time at five plots of land behind the Mission Crossroads office.
It’s here where she can see the progress of broccoli, lemon grass, peas, kale, parsley, mint, cilantro, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, peppers, tree roots that will ultimately produce apples and figs, and so much more. It’s here where the double USD alumna, who runs Missions Cafe, has found a perfect setting to bring students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members from Linda Vista and greater San Diego together. It’s here where education and the edible garden at USD resides and thrives.