Cal Dining Garden Expansion
Project Lead: Natalia Semeraro, Lucy Tate, Hannah Haugenes
Sponsor: Cal Dining Sustainability Team
TGIF Grant: $4,604
Project Theme: Agriculture & Food Justice
Project Location: Clark Kerr Campus, Foothill Dormitories
Status: In Progress
Project Description: Many UC Berkeley students exhibit a serious need for access to fresh food. Cal Dining aspires to create a healthier, more equitable food system on-campus by providing access to fresh produce in the dining hall and the student food pantry, facilitating student leadership and experiential education, and connecting residents, students and the community as a whole to their greater environment.
Goals: The goal of the garden at the Clark Kerr Campus is to empower students to generate food for themselves and engage in sustainable land use in an urban setting. This expansion project will build upon the garden’s success to pursue additional inclusive, culinary garden spaces. The project will expand on the established working relationship with the Executive Chef, kitchen staff and groundskeeping at CKC by reaching out to the counterparts of these positions at Foothill. This will foster collaboration among Cal Dining, theme houses, students and staff as a means to sustainable and educational initiatives. Additional aspects such as a tool shed and visible signage in the dining hall and around the garden will promote and enhance student involvement in both spaces.