About

The Garden concept was initiated in March 2012 and the first boxes were constructed in May 2012. We constructed 42 raised beds in its first year and the gardeners contributed $2400 to their construction. There were over 65 people affiliated with the Garden in 2012 (52% students, 35% staff%, 13% faculty). We held one gardening workshop in 2012 (20 attendees) and two social BBQ’s.

In 2013, we extended the garden to 102 plots. All plots were rented by a total of 84 gardeners.

In 2014, a watering system was plumbed in and we abandoned the water tanks in favor of faucets and hoses. We are still trying to find a better solution for the compost collection and processing.

Funding sources

  1. UAF People’s Endowment (2012)
  2. UAF Student Sustainability Fee (2012, 2013)
  3. Garden box fee (currently $40 for one box and $20 for any additional boxes)

And for anybody interested in the process of getting this project to fruition, here is a presentation by Nicole Swenson (click on image to open in .pdf format):

GardenProcess

Garden Committee Members 2016

Jennifer Curl
Tracie Curry
Anne Gaedeke
Faculty adviser [UAF Faculty]: Nathan Belz
Faculty adviser [UAF Faculty]: Steven Hunt

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