The University Sustainable Garden Project at Governors State University (GSU) is a community initiative dedicated to harvesting healthy futures for youth and families in the southland area.
As a Let's Move Community Partner, Governors State University initiated this project to empower individuals and families to make healthy choices, build a sense of community, and to provide a space to grow a custom-designed garden.
The University Sustainable Garden at Governors State University features 52 garden plots and is located on the east side of The Family Development Center. Ten plots are designated for GSU students to sustain a Student Food Pantry, to The Family Development Center to educate our youth on how to grow their own food, and to The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) for a raised garden that is fully accessible.
The gardens will be open from dawn to dusk, May - October. The planting deadline is July1. Gardens left unplanted on July 1 will be cleared and made available for reassignment to current gardeners for fall planting only. They will then be open for new gardeners in the following season.
Governors State University's Facilities Department will oversee the seasonal operation of the garden.
To request a plot, bring the gardener's application and signed rules agreement to the Facilities Department, located at B1230 in the main campus building. For more information call the Facilities Department at 708.534.4515 Plots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Payments will be processed through the Cashier's Office. All plots should be fully planted by July 1.
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