Q: Where will the Learning Garden be located?
A: At the site of the temporary road between Wharton & Danawell (two residential halls).
Q: How will the Learning Garden be staffed?
A: The tentative staffing is as follows: during its first year of existence, the Learning Garden will be managed by a student Garden Intern under the joint supervision of the Environmental Studies program, the Office of Sustainability, and the Scott Arboretum. The Garden Intern will be funded through the summer following this academic year. Subsequently, as the Garden expands, an experienced Learning Gardener will be hired.
Q: How will the Learning Garden be funded?
A: Funds for the creation of the Learning Garden will come from a variety of campus sources that are still being determined.
Q: What steps will be taken to ensure that inclusivity and diversity are positively represented in this project?
A: Discussions have begun with the Intercultural Center (IC) to identify IC student interns who will serve as liaisons for this and other sustainability-themed projects. In addition, collaboration with a wide range of student groups is seen as essential at this early stage. We hope that the upcoming community discussion event (see above) will also generate further ideas for creating a multicultural, multi-religious, and multi-abled space.