The Ginsberg Center's Maize and Blue Cupboard Donation Garden

The Maize and Blue Cupboard Donation Garden at Ginsberg is operated by the Campus Farm with support from the UM Sustainable Food ProgramEast Quad Garden and many volunteers. 

Started in 2007 as the Cultivating Community garden, it is one of the oldest community gardens on the University of Michigan campus, and has been a learning space for students, faculty, staff and community members to explore issues of food access, nutrition, and social justice. Products of the garden are distributed through the Maize and Blue Cupboard to help address food insecurity on campus. 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.

Contact the Campus Farm for volunteer opportunities.

"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)