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Spring Showcase

SCU staff & faculty explore all that Forge Garden has to offer.

Santa Clara University is home to a half-acre organic garden where opportunities to learn about sustainability bloom everyday. The campus community learned all about ways to utilize the Forge Garden at the Spring Showcase Friday, May 2. Professors often incorporate the garden into courses and many take classes at the garden such as beekeeping, chicken care, water conservation. Forge Farmstand Fridays are also popular events, held every Friday 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., where folks come to buy organic fruits and veggies grown right in SCU’s backyard.

About Forge Garden

The Forge Garden currently has six chickens, four beehives, a 400 sq. ft. greenhouse, a compost center, more than 20 fruit trees, more than 15,000 sq ft of garden beds, a public commons, and an aquaponic system.The garden hosts service learning opportunities year-round, a weekly farmstand, a large variety of workshops, and special events. Dozens of academic courses utilize the garden each quarter, bringing students to the garden for labs, tours, lectures, and observation.

Live Off-Campus And Live Sustainably (LOCALS) is one program that utilizes Forge Garden. Check out this video.

2014 Spring Showcase Slideshow:

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