Cal Poly is breaking ground on a new community garden for students, faculty and teachers right on the university’s campus on Tuesday.
The garden will boast 1,200 square feet of organically-grown food is being sponsored by Cal Poly’s Campus Health and Wellbeing Department, the Honors Program and Facilities Energy, Utilities and Sustainability Department.
The space will allow students and faculty to grow vegetables to then donate to the university’s Food Pantry program. Its purpose will also designate the awareness of food security and educate the college community about the significance of locally-sourced food.
This also marks the sixth community garden to open within the city of San Luis Obispo.
Students, staff and faculty can apply for their own plot in the garden starting in June.
The cost for maintaining the plot is $15 for students, $25 for staff or faculty and $30 for an entire organization.