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The UTSA Campus Garden

$150
15%
Raised toward our $1,000 Goal
3 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 01, at 11:55 PM CDT
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The UTSA Campus Garden

Who We Are

Established in 2017, the UTSA Campus Garden is a place for students to grow fresh, local varieties of seasonal vegetables, herbs and fruits to share with the campus community. The garden is located on West Campus near the Child Development Center. 

Brief History and Purpose

The UTSA Campus garden exists today thanks to the vision and hard work of students, faculty, and staff over a period of nearly four years. In 2013, two students, Christine DeMyers and Merced Carbajal, co-authored a Green Fund proposal to support a community garden. Over the next two years, their proposal was refined with input from UTSA staff.

Then, in 2015, the Green Society and the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition (DKHN) signed a joint commitment to the garden project. With an updated design, representatives from the Green Society and DKHN submitted a revised proposal to the Green Fund Committee in February 2016, and the proposal was approved. In Fall 2016, the garden project was championed by UTSA’s Director of Sustainability, Dr. Keith Muhlestein. The garden officially opened in February 2017.

In the year since the garden opened, we have planted and harvested herbs, fruits, and vegetables, learning a lot along the way. The garden provides a living laboratory where students can gain hands-on experience with environmentally sustainable food production. In the future, we hope it can serve as a nutritional resource for food-insecure students. 

Our Project

As the garden continues to expand for research, it will require additional supplies to manage, including pest management tools for plant protection and storage for materials. Will you support the Campus Garden with a gift today? 

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$5

Protect our Plants

Thank you! Your gift covers the cost of a galvanized tomato cage.

$10

Spicy

Thank you! Your gift covers the cost of three jalapeño plants.

$15

Rake It

Thank you! Your gift covers the cost of a steel rake.

$25

Growth

Thank you! Your gift covers the cost of a 40-pound bag of organic fertilizer.

$100

Insecticide

Thank you! Your gift covers the cost of a year's worth of organic insecticide to help keep the campus garden healthy.

$150

Wheelbarrow

Thank you! Your gift covers the cost of a garden utility cart or wheelbarrow.

$500

Gardener

Thank you! Your gift covers the cost of a wooden storage shed for the garden's tools and supplies.

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