250 organic trees and shrubs. A $10,000 match. 20 days.
Cornercopia Student Organic Farm at the University of Minnesota has the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor classroom and community gathering space to improve sustainable agriculture and food systems education—but we need your help.
We have over 250 organic trees and shrubs ready to be put in the ground—and a $10,000 all-or-nothing match that ends on April 30. Without your support these plants and this opportunity will be lost.
This wonderful new community space, called the North Gate Commons, will better facilitate learning about sustainable and organic food production. Our goal is to create an aesthetically pleasing, functional space for students to learn about sustainable agriculture and food justice in our community, while providing countless opportunities for community engagement.
North Gate Commons has been planned by and for students. Your donation will help create a versatile space filled with hands-on learning opportunities for students who are interested in sustainable agriculture and making good food accessible.
Students are eager for the opportunity to connect with the community and learn more about how to grow better, more sustainable food. A time-sensitive grant has helped us to get the plants ready to put into the site, but without your help this opportunity will be lost.
- A central gathering plaza, walking paths, and meeting space under a pergola that can be used for classes, workshops, and student groups.
- Areas designated for students to try new growing techniques and novel crops.
- A salad wall and salad table
- Moveable benches to allow for different group sizes and easy use for people of all abilities in the space.
- Art pieces related to sustainable food and agriculture and beautifully designed entryways to welcome visitors to the site
- A kitchen garden that can help students from the University and Good Acre learn about where their food comes from and how it can be healthfully prepared.
Please donate today.