Summer Agroecology and Sustainability Program at Berkeley Student Farms
TGIF Award: $23,232.00
Project Theme: Food Justice
Project Sponsor: Student Organic Garden Association (SOGA) RSO
Project Description: This project seeks to maintain the functionality of Berkeley Student Farms during the upcoming summer, when volunteer will numbers likely fall drastically, and offer 5 paid positions for Agroecology Garden Managers. These managers will continue the essential farm work needed to maintain critical garden operations, including growing organic produce, leading student volunteers, coordinating food donations, and maintaining our compost systems, as well as renovating our greenhouse to support increased farm functionality. Beyond maintaining the gardens, this project will give students the hands-on opportunity to learn about sustainability, urban farming, and agroecology.