Seeds at City

Cecilia Areta

While trekking across campus it is hard to miss the colorful urban garden next to the Learning Resource Center. This quaint patch of green called Seeds at City is a first-of-its-kind effort, using hands-on methods to teach students about agriculture and farming.
It was established in June 2008 through a partnership with the Roots Sustainable Food Project.
The program hires six apprentices every 12 weeks to learn and work on the one-third of an acre of organic soil.
Starting in the fall, Seeds will offer a certificate in sustainable urban agriculture.
Volunteers are welcome Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. “Saturday’s volunteer turnout is doing great … mostly students,” Gardening Educator Julia Dashe said. “Over the summer we plan on finding a way for volunteers to maintain the garden.”
If you would like to get involved, or for more information visit www.sdcity.edu/SeedsAtCity, contact Urban Farm Coordinator Terry Wilson at [email protected] or Terri Hughes-Oelrich, Sustainable Urban Agriculture Coordinator, at [email protected]