UIC Community Garden
The Office of Sustainability works with the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum to assist in the development of a community garden at UIC.
The community garden site has not yet been determined and, currently, one does not exist on campus.
As a community, the garden will be committed to the following four principles:
- A diverse community
- A range of gardening experience
- A commitment to tend the garden
- Enthusiasm for sustainable practices
The community garden at UIC will also function as an educational site. The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and the Office of Sustainability hopes to provide workshops to teach gardeners about gardening techniques, sustainable practices, cooking and preserving, and more.
Community gardeners will be expected to keep up their own sites as well as to contribute to the project as a whole, whether by determining garden rules communally, taking a leadership role in the administration of the garden, or volunteering during farm workdays. Gardeners are also encouraged to get to know one another and to share resources and knowledge. The garden will be open daily from dawn to dusk.
When the community garden site is determined, interested community members will be able to apply for a garden plot or volunteer to support the garden.