What your support can do:
Over the past decade, BUG has provided shared learning experiences in and around urban gardens. BUG is a food justice initiative of our Center that partners with underserved and underrepresented communities to create hands-on, garden-based educational programming for students of all ages and backgrounds, including SCU students. During this global pandemic, BUG has shifted its traditional programming to maintain its connection to the families and children participating in our program, resulting in the Resiliency Bags Program.
Many in our community face a myriad of challenges related to COVID-19, and Resiliency Bags is our way of responding to our most vulnerable community members. In a coordinated effort since mid-March, The Forge Garden and BUG have worked to address increased food insecurity through this project. With the help of volunteers, made up of dedicated faculty and staff, Resiliency Bags are delivered weekly to households throughout the San Jose area. Bags consist of Forge-grown produce, pantry items, and family-friendly, environmental education-focused activities. Any donation to BUG will serve to support this work as we navigate difficult times together.
The Forge Garden
The Forge Garden is a 1/2-acre, educational garden that supports the interests of the University and the community. Donations support educational programs and are used to purchase supplies for workshops, academic classes, and site improvements.
Programs of the Center for Sustainability help the University achieve climate neutrality, foster responsible consumerism practices, strengthen a campus culture of sustainability, and utilize the campus as a living laboratory for developing global solutions. Donations will support the initiatives and programmatic efforts of the aforementioned goals.
SCU is committed to reducing campus greenhouse gas emissions. Help us boost SCU’s climate mitigation and adaptation efforts: increase renewable energy generation and expand efforts for carbon neutrality and resiliency planning.