Since 2007 the Ginsberg Center garden, one of the oldest community gardens on the University of Michigan campus, has been a learning space for students, faculty, staff and community members to explore issues of food access, nutrition, and social justice. The garden also serves as an innovative space where students interested in agriculture and urban farming can pilot ideas, host workshops, and raise awareness in a visible location.
Seasonal vegetables include corn, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, lettuce, onions, sunflowers, squash, five pepper varieties and various tomatoes.
The UM Student Organization, Cultivating Community, maintains the Ginsberg Center garden in collaboration with the Matthaei Botanical Garden. Students interested in getting involved should check out their website and contact Cultivating Community's student leaders.
"This garden not only produces delicious vegetables, but also raises awareness for food access and sustainability, which connects deeply to social justice and the Ginsberg Center mission. We're so proud to be a part of it."
► Abby Fanelli, Assistant Director for Outreach and Communications (U Record, April 30, 2015)