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  •  Fresh from the Forge: The Truth about Dirt

    Friday, May. 1, 2015
    There's more to the widely-known fact that being outside is good for you; the secrets lie in the dirt! Forge for happiness in your own backyard or at a local garden!
  •  Fresh from the Forge: A Living Lab

    Friday, Apr. 3, 2015
    When a teacher feels the need to expose students to new environments to enhance learning, the Forge Garden is often the first place they may look. One example is Biology 21, Intro to Physiology, an entry level class that dives into the relationship between anatomy and biological function.
    Forge Academics, studying plants
  •  Lights! Camera! Pila!

    Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015
    SCU’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and Liberal Studies department recently completed their hygiene education video starring the pila (pee-la), a compartmentalized sink that can improve water sanitation practices in rural communities. The pila, built at the Forge Garden as a film prop, is the highlight of the Education Curriculum Project for the community of El Pital, Honduras.
    Building the Pila. Photo courtesy of Engineers Without Borders (EWB).
  •  Fresh from the Forge: Take Charge of Your Garden

    Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015
    Implement native landscaping to save money, water and maintenance time!
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden: SCU Connects Local Farmers with Our Community

    Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
    CSA Vegetable Pile
    SCU connects a local farm with our community, promoting a mutually beneficial service of creating a livelihood for people and providing food.
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Fresh produce from Catalan Farms.
    Shopping for fresh food multiple times a week allows for all food to be eaten and enjoyed. Become a responsible food consumer: buy only what you need and share when you have too much.
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
    No need to travel too far to explore something new or exciting! Walk to one or all of our Fall Quarter Workshops at the Forge Garden. New this quarter: mid-week workshops! All events are free, open to the public, and family friendly.
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    Buy Fresh Buy Local, Santa Clara Valley
    Looking for local food-related adventures? Check out the Community Alliance for Family Farmers' "Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide!"
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
    Spend time in a garden this summer and get a dose of "horticultural therapy."
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    The Forge Garden is proud to promote and support sustainable businesses in our purchasing and public offerings.
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Organic produce
    Have you considered buying organic? If you haven't yet, try prioritizing the purchase of a few food items first and read on for more reasons you should make the full organic switch.
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    The Forge Garden has served as an outdoor classroom and living laboratory for academic courses across the curriculum. Now, it is the home of its own class this quarter!
  •  Take Action: Water Conservation

    Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect for water conservation.
    REDUCE: cleaning & gardening
    REUSE: graywater tips
    RECYCLE: conserving behaviors
    RESPECT: water and food
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
    Learn some tips on how to use water efficiently in your garden.
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
    How much energy goes into producing your food? Learn how to cook "low-carbon" meals during The Forge Garden's Valentine's Day Social.
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    Students participate in the Forge Garden’s first neighborhood worm composting pilot.
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    The Forge Garden is a part of the global urban farming movement.
 

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