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Community Plots are Shaping Up (& Rototiller is a huge help!)

By Sustainability Interns | February 18, 2015

Main Idea? Community R’Garden will have community plots available very soon, plus we have a new tool.
Why Should Students Care? If you are interested in a community plot, make sure to apply.

The community plots are really taking shape, quite literally! We are excited as we prepare for their assignment and debut this coming spring. We have already received over 200 applicants!

The plots finally bloomed with the cover crop we planted in them, a combination of vetch and rye. These plants will help instill important nutrients such as nitrogen into the soil, to allow vegetables and other crops to grow sufficiently and healthy.

You can see the cover crop, spotting the community key hole plots (circles) we’ve designed. To define the paths that set against the plots, we have covered the paths with some wood chips, which help keep the weeds down.

Finally, we recently purchased and received a personal sized Rototiller. We are all really excited about it at the R’Garden. The Rototiller is going to save us serious manual labor hours. It’s amazing that the Rototiller has many purposes, but mostly it will be used to loosen the soil to prepare for planting or weeding. A job that sounds easier said than done, since Riverside’s dirt is hard.

The Rototiller will also come in handy when it’s time to replace crops. Rather than letting the row go to waste and waiting until the end of the season to use the larger industrial sized rototiller, we now can replant easily and quickly with the personal sized rototiller without destroying any of the other rows.

-Tracey

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LEED Buildings – Everything, Big or Small, Makes a Difference

By Sustainability Interns | February 12, 2015

There are many things we fail to notice as we go through our busy college lives. We find ourselves busy with homework, paying too much attention to our crush, and participating extra hours within our clubs that often times we don’t take time to realize what our campus has to offer. As a LEED Intern with the Office of Sustainability, I have noticed how sustainable our campus really is, with sustainable features I have taken for granted – such as LEED Buildings.

For example, UCR is more sustainable for the alternative transportation it provides to students and visitors. Freshman year, I was car-less and in need to go to places that weren’t on campus, I did not always have a ride, so I rode the bus many times to get around. I have many friends who live near campus that take the bus to get to school. This is usually because they do not want to pay for gas only to pay for a parking pass once they get to Lot 1, or worse – Lot 30. The bus route allows the students to save money while reducing our carbon footprint by allowing people to use a dependable alternative transportation and relying less on personal vehicles.

LEED for New Construction, rewards projects for having 1 or more bus stops for 2 or more different bus lines within ¼ mile walking distance from the main entrance. SS credit 4.1 Public Transportation Access earns a LEED project 6 points!

LEED encourages UCR to become more sustainable by encouraging students to ride their bikes to school. There are many secure bike racks and bicycle storage locations throughout campus. This is honestly great, biking everywhere on campus is so much faster and convenient than walking in Riverside heat.

LEED NC rewards projects for providing secure bicycle racks/storage and shower facilities within 200 yards from the main entrance. SS credit 4.2 Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms earns a LEED Project 1 point.

Not only are we able to ride green, but we are also able to look green – efficiently. Everyone agrees that plants are a great way to add visual beauty to a campus. Unfortunately, lawns and trees need a lot of water and maintenance to stay beautiful. When we live in a state that is in a drought, it’s hard to determine how much water should go to watering our scenery. Fortunately, there are a variety of plants native and adaptive to our part of Southern California that do not need as much water or maintenance and are still able to bring elegance to our campus. Such planting helps our landscape be more water efficient while earning our LEED Projects points.

LEED NC rewards projects for restoring a minimum of 50% of the project site with native and adaptive vegetation, as well as reducing 50% of potable water consumption for efficient landscaping. SS credit Protect or Store Habitat earns a LEED Project 1 point and 2 points for WE credit Water Efficient Landscaping.

UCR is also recycling more material. This is because there are recycling bins EVERYWHERE. I’m pretty sure I have seen more recycling bins than trash bins on campus. Apart from looking nicer than the trash cans, they ensure that students have access to recycling everywhere they walk.

LEED NC requires a minimum amount of area dedicated to recycling for MR Prerequisite 1 Storage and Collection of Recyclables. (Even though Compost doesn’t earn LEED points – I would also like to add that it’s great to see more compost bins next to the recycling bins, especially since UCR has become one of the first universities to feature compostable soft drink cups in their retail outlets).

What I have found most impressive, however, is how UCR has been able to harness and use Green energy. Apart from the hipster-looking solar powered tables where students are able to charge their devices off the electric grid, UCR is also able to use renewable energy for their LEED buildings from its very own solar farm. If you climb the C, you’ll be able to see UCR’s Solar Farm.

LEED NC reward Projects 1-7 points, based on percentage of renewable energy generated, under EA credit 2 On-Site Renewable Energy.

All of these sustainable features are important for earning a building a LEED certification. It is UCR Policy for all new buildings to earn at least a LEED Silver certification (at least 50 points), so every point is crucial.

LEED certified buildings tackle the problem from all sides. They save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy. As more of our campus’s buildings become LEED certified, the more visible it becomes that our university has a high sense of responsibility for taking care of the local environment and the health of its students. It shows how innovative and creative it is by saving the university money while making such great buildings.

I am a student in a campus that is showing progress and adventure. It’s exciting to know that I attend an institute that keeps updating and bettering itself to fit the needs of the time. Going green isn’t a fad anymore – it’s a growing industry that is challenging, innovative, and positive. Right now, UCR is a pioneer in the university system by going green, and that is thrilling. Every sustainable step, big or small, makes a difference.

-Xavier Hernandez

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2015 RecycleMania is Here!

By Sustainability Interns | February 11, 2015

What is RecycleMania?

RecycleMania is an eight week competition during the spring in which participating schools compete in various categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis and which schools generate the least amount of combined trash and recycling. RecycleMania serves to generate attention and support for campus sustainability programs, to motivate the campus community to reduce their waste generation and increase recycling efforts.

Why is RecycleMania Important?

RecycleMania is about engaging the students. The competition provides a way for the students to get involved, help and to make a real difference in their campus community. College students are important influencers and consumers, by educating them on the benefits of recycling they will be empowered to drive sustainable practices on their campuses.

This year 392 schools are participating in the RecycleMania. Last year, 86 million pounds of recyclables and organic material were recovered. This prevents greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to removing approximately 25 thousand vehicles from the road for a year. UCR Office of Sustainability will be hosting various programs to educate and assist the campus community on creating sustainable habits that will continue through future generations. Keep a look out for the Reuse, Reduce, Recycle green shirts and contact UCR Office of Sustainability for ways to get involved.

Let’s show other schools how it’s done!
-Memphis

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On-Campus Sustainability Presentations

By Sustainability Interns | February 10, 2015

An ongoing event that I have been involved in includes giving sustainability presentations to the 1st year students living in the residence halls and campus apartments. Usually, the RA’s would reach out to the Office of Sustainability with their request of having a representative come and talk about sustainability in the dorms. So far, I have been able to give multiple presentations (30-45 minutes long) in Stonehaven and Lothian. Per request of the RA, I provide supplemental brochures, flyers, stickers, and pens – just about anything to get the residents involved.

I try to make my presentations as interactive as possible by having the residents play the Recycling Game and relating the topics of water and energy consumption to their daily lives. Such topics include: What is or Isnt Recyclable, Composting, Battery/Pen Recycling, Reducing Water and Energy Usage, and Actions Students Can Take To Become More Sustainable. I also make sure to inform students of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities with the Office of Sustainability.

Currently, the Pen Recycling Program is in full action. Pens are items that are often overlooked as being recyclable. It is useful to create awareness of everyday items that all students use and to challenge the notion that pens, markers, and highlighters are seen as “trash” when they are no longer in use. As of now, I am handing out inter-department envelopes to organizations that are interested in collecting the used pens. If your organizations is interested in participating, please contact me at elek001@ucr.edu.

My goal is to get students to reconsider or question some of their daily (bad) habits and to hopefully, become more mindful of their actions.

Best,
Eileen

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We Put the “Community” in Community Garden

By Sustainability Interns | February 2, 2015

 

Dear Friends,
Remember when I talked about potentially donating the produce we weren’t ready to sell to non-profits and soup kitchens? On Sunday, I got the chance to hang out with Gustavo Hurtado, one particularly awesome UCR alumnus and do just that! He now works with the Riverside Free Clinic in collaboration with Project Food, a social service project of the First Congregational Church of Riverside; their main focus is creating a food initiative to improve access to fresh produce through the collection of donated fruits and veggies from local gardens.

While the rest of the team was away at a convergence for food justice in Santa Barbara, I assumed the role of official gate-keeper—well, more unofficially, but I like the title and so I’m keeping it. Since the church holds the soup kitchen Wednesday evenings, Gustavo stopped by over the weekend and I was able to help him with some harvesting.

Little beats laughing about strawberries that look like they have bellybuttons (gee, I must have some strange affinity for strawberries. This is the third consecutive time I’ve mentioned them in a blog-post!). I had a blast learning about the work he does and just simply learning about who he is. That’s what happens in the R’Garden. We’ve not forgotten the first part of our title: community. We’re never really hyper-focused on doing our own thing. We’re always meeting with local innovators, humanitarians, farmers, and the like to offer our support and determine in which areas we can more effectively collaborate. We’re constantly building community—which I’d say is rather important, as we’re a community garden and all.

Come build community with us! We’d love to get to know you and grow some food with you.

‘Til then,
Alannah Ivy

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R’Garden & UCR Dinning Collaboration

By Sustainability Interns | January 30, 2015

Hello all. I hope everyone is having an excellent quarter, we certainly are in the garden. We are officially going to be selling our row crops to UCR dining. The chefs came to visit the R’Garden a couple of weeks ago, and their faces lit up with excitement as they saw all the new ingredients they will soon be working with. So far our row crops consist of strawberries, kale, red cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, leeks, snow peas, and carrots! The crops are ready for harvesting and will soon be sent directly to the Dining halls.

It feels so great knowing that some of the food served on campus is grown on campus, organic, and guaranteed fresh. Keep an eye out for those vegetables the next time you dine with UCR!

Sincerely,
Nick

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Porsche White – Applied Mathematics & Environmental Sciences

By Sustainability Interns | January 28, 2015

 

I am a recent graduate of the University of California Riverside and I hold a Bachelors of Science degree in Applied Mathematics with an emphasis in Environmental Sciences. During my extensive coursework in this field I have gained knowledge in areas such as mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, air and water quality, environmental policy, environmental health, environmental impact assessments and energy efficiency. I have a passion for energy conservation and creating healthier communities that thrive in sustainable, well-built and maintained environments. My time with the UCR Office of Sustainability began in January of 2014 as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance Intern, provided through the Green Campus Action Plan (GCAP). LEED is a set of third party rating systems developed by the U.S Green Building Council that was established to assist building owners, developers, personnel, and operators to be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently. LEED includes rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes and the planning of neighborhoods.

I have had the opportunity to participate in internships involving several organizations including the U.S Green Building Council Inland Empire Chapter and the UCR R’Garden. Although all of my activities played a vital role in establishing my interests in sustainable development, the LEED internship allowed me the opportunity to directly apply what I learned in the classroom to real world situations.

Urban environments are filled with homes, schools, roads, and other infrastructure, infrastructure that has been designed to accommodate the needs of many. However, much of this infrastructure fails to accommodate the needs of the natural environment, which is steadily declining due to negative human interactions. With people spending around 90% of their time indoors and buildings in the United States accounting for 38% of all carbon emissions, buildings should be a place of security and not a major negative influence on the environment. Many materials for new construction are shipped internationally and homes developed just hours outside of highly developed cities increase urban sprawl, all of which lead to increases in air and water pollution. How are these new developments affecting biodiversity, water quality and air quality of surrounding areas? How can we build more sustainable infrastructure that fosters environmental stewardship and social responsibility, while still turning economic profits? The solutions to these questions are what pique my interests in sustainable development and environmental sciences and are the reasons that I became interested in LEED rating systems and the UCR Office of Sustainability.

 

What did I learn as an LEED Intern?

Ultimately I developed an understanding of what LEED is and its importance to resource conservation, accountability, and building sustainable communities. In order for a building to be LEED certified a certain amount of points must be accumulated and fall within the ranges of Certified (40-49), Silver (50-59), Gold (60-79), or Platinum (80+). Buildings achieve points through attempting LEED credits which vary in point and credit requirements when using different rating systems. There are also prerequisites and minimum program requirements that each building attempting certification must meet in order to qualify. Credits and prerequisites are arranged in categories including Sustainable Sites (SS), Water Efficiency (WE), Materials and Resources (MR), Energy and Atmosphere EA), and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). Currently there are five rating systems that address various project types: Building Design and Construction (BD+C), Interior Design and Construction (ID+C), Neighborhood Development (ND), Homes, and Existing Building Operations and Maintenance (EBOM). My internship focused on EBOM.

I had the opportunity to work on LEED credits involving the integration of energy efficient and sustainable practices into building functionality. I assisted with various aspects of certification of both Glen Mor I campus apartments and the Materials Science and Engineering Building (MSE). With this internship came a learning curve and a great amount of support while learning the basis of the LEED v2009 rating system. I gained knowledge of relationships between energy consumption and renewable energy sources, building sustainable sites, indoor environmental quality, water efficiency and resource planning. I had the chance to prepare documentation, visuals, spreadsheets, and reports, for LEED Online templates to submit to the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), which provides oversight of project certification programs related to green building.

In addition, I assisted in an energy conservation management budget regarding the insulation and repair of various underground pipes assemblies. Learning more about the way buildings use energy and how simple repairs can save money and resources proved to be an invaluable experience. I learned how to interpret building plans and architectural drawings as well as using software like Bluebeam and develop a better understanding of Adobe and Microsoft Office products. Learning more about energy conservation and estimation, refrigerants, alternative transportation sources, and other mechanical systems in buildings allowed me to effectively carry out my assignments. I learned that in order to have and efficient and sustainable building, a team of individuals from a range of expertise must be included in every step of the process. Ultimately I learned that building healthier, sustainable communities through green building practices is priceless and this is the field that I would like to establish a career in.

The following are a few of the credits I had the opportunity to work on:

Sustainable Sites
SSc4 – Alternative Commuting Transportation
SSc4 – Light Pollution Reduction

Materials & Resources
MRc1: Sustainable Purchasing – Ongoing Consumables
MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing – Durable Goods
MRc2.1: Electric – Powered Equipment
MRc2.2: Furniture
MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing – Reduced Mercury in Lamps
MRc6: Solid Waste Management: Waste Stream Audit
MRc7: Solid Waste Management – Ongoing Consumables
MRc8: Solid Waste Management – Durable Goods

Indoor Environmental Quality
IEQc2.1 – Occupant Comfort – Occupant Survey
IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems Lighting
IEQc3.2: Green Custodial Effectiveness Assessment

 

 

How did the LEED internship help me reach my goals?

This internship requires the ability to work in both team and independent environments and provide attention to details, all of which I have learned to do quite well because of this internship. I was responsible for relaying information across various entities and campus departments while monitoring and reporting individual progress to a project team and adhering to strict deadlines. I believe all of these attributes are important in any position involving project management. This internship has really helped me to solidify my careers interest and skill set. I am actively seeking even more opportunities to apply my skills in the environmental industry, including alternative energy, sustainability, green building, and/or consulting.

Two of my goals have already been achieved. I recently became a member of the USGBC-LA Chapter and accredited as a LEED Green Associate. I look forward to sharing my insight on green building with others in the future and because of this internship I am very confident in my newest LEED venture, becoming a LEED accredited professional in operations and maintenance of existing buildings. I would encourage anyone who is interested in sustainability, no matter what your major is, to take advantage of the opportunities the Office of Sustainability offers. There are opportunities available to accommodate your interests and background. I truly appreciate this office and I thank both John Cook (Director of Sustainability) and Ruby Gonzalez (LEED Analyst) for giving me the opportunity to really find what I believe to be my career calling in life.

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Tree Planting Along Big Springs Rd

By Sustainability Interns | January 21, 2015

With the help of the UCR Physical Plant, students and volunteers were able to plant more than 70 trees in the arroyo along Big Springs Rd on Dec. 4th, 2014. UCR Physical Plant was able to obtain a grant that would bring several hundred new trees to the campus. Through the success of the 3 tree planting events throughout the Fall quarter, we have been able to plant new trees around: Hinderaker Hall, Sproul Hall, Watkins, Olmstead Hall, Rivera Library, and the Student Services Building.

At the event, the volunteers first received a quick training session on how to plant the trees. The holes were pre-dug by Physical Plant, the volunteers had to remove the tree from the pot, place it into the hole and fill it halfway with dirt. At that point, the fertilizer tablets were added, then the rest of the hole was filled up. Next,  they pound in the stakes to provide support for the young trees, then were bound by strips of rubber. Finally, add the mulch and water the trees. That’s it. Very simple.

I could see that the Volunteers had I lot of fun, because many of them named their trees! It’s great to see UCR students from various organizations get together to make this campus a more beautiful place. I certainly enjoyed meeting new students and I’m glad to say that these tree planting events will continue into the Winter quarter.

If you or your organization is interested in volunteering for future events, feel free to contact me at elek001@ucr.edu and I look forward to working together to bring more trees onto our UCR campus!

Best regards,
Eileen Lek

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Eduardo Cuevas – Environmental Engineer

By Sustainability Interns | January 9, 2015

 

Eduardo Cuevas

I am a recent graduate of the University of California Riverside. I majored in Environmental Engineering and received my Bachelors of Science degree in June of 2014. Throughout my undergraduate career at UC Riverside I had the opportunity to work at several locations on campus where I was able to do work that I was passionate about and gain experience that was invaluable in my search for employment following graduation. These locations included the Center for Environmental Research and Technology, Transportation and Parking Services, and the UC Riverside Office of Sustainability.

My opportunity to intern at the UC Riverside Office of Sustainability came as a result of the Green Campus Action Plan (GCAP), approved by the UCR student body in the 2010 campus elections. GCAP established a funding source for large-scale green initiatives on the UCR campus, grants to allow student organizations to pursue their own sustainability-related projects, and internship opportunities at the Office of Sustainability. Most recently, the UCR student body voted to approve the extension of GCAP in the April 2014 student elections. This extension of GCAP will ultimately lead to funding for more on-campus projects and internship opportunities.

What did I learn as a LEED Intern?

I started working as a LEED-EBOM intern at the Office of Sustainability the summer following my second year of undergraduate studies. For those who may not know what LEED is, LEED stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design – It is a building certification program that allows for the recognition of buildings that embody the fundamentals of sustainable building operations and development practices (think “green” buildings). There are several different LEED rating systems, which is meant to allow for the certification of different types of buildings, including those that are extensively renovated. My LEED Internship focused on EBOM certification projects, which stands for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance. A building is LEED certified after earning a minimum number of credits in various categories pertaining to building construction, location, operations, and maintenance.

I learned a great deal from my experience as a LEED intern. This included learning exactly what LEED meant and how it could effectively be applied on our campus. Through this internship I learned of the many ways that existing buildings can be improved, in terms of energy efficiency, occupant comfort and safety, and minimization of impacts on the environment. I learned that having an environmentally preferable building extends beyond just reducing the energy required to keep the lights on. It includes reducing of waste that a building produces, promoting recycling, analyzing how building systems impact air quality and human health, and determining how the building itself interacts with the surrounding environment.

Besides learning about LEED, I had the opportunity to directly apply the knowledge I gained to active LEED projects on our campus, including LEED certification projects for the Materials Science and Engineering Building (MSE) and the Glen Mor 1 residential apartments (both LEED EBOM projects). I was assigned several LEED credits for each of these projects. For each credit I was assigned, I had to research the exact requirements of the credit, determine the information that would be needed to complete the credit documentation, and devise a plan to obtain that information. It did not take long to realize that some credits are rather straightforward, while others can turn into multi-month efforts requiring significant research and planning.

I also gained practical engineering experience during my time as a LEED intern. This included reading architectural drawings to obtain necessary information on specific building systems and building interior dimensions; performing calculations related to energy consumption, lighting intensity, and air flow; and collecting building energy and water use data.

 

How did the LEED internship help me reach my goals?

In many ways, I saw the LEED internship as an opportunity to expand my knowledge of environmental issues and the methods that engineering solutions could be applied to those issues. While my undergraduate studies focused on air and water quality concerns in our environment, the LEED internship provided me with insight on the development and operation of environmentally preferable indoor living and working spaces. Like many engineering problems encountered in our coursework, I learned that the construction and maintenance of a “green” building is a multifaceted process that should not be approached with a narrow mindset.

The experience I gained as a LEED intern was invaluable in my search for a full-time environmental engineering position. I gained experience and skills pertaining to project management, communication, problem solving, and time management. In regards to project management, I had the opportunity to lead the data collection effort for credits pertaining to two of our campus LEED EBOM projects. I learned to communicate and collaborate with multiple groups crucial to implementing environmentally preferable building features and and ultimately, LEED certification. In the case of LEED-EBOM projects at UC Riverside, these groups included UCR Housing, UCR Physical Plant and Facilities Maintenance. While working on several credits, I encountered situations that required me to produce a solution to a problem that was not clearly defined in any LEED guide, which served as a great lesson in problem solving. Also, working on multiple credits with varying deadlines and documentation requirements helped me develop time management skills related to handling multiple project elements.

Overall, I learned that each of these skills is instrumental to any position that you may seek in the future. The work I do today involves much of what I learned while at the Office of Sustainability. Specifically, my work involves determining the environmental impacts resulting from large-scale construction projects and the effects those project will have on their surroundings once they are complete.

Beyond all the work experience that I gained at the Office of Sustainability, I am very grateful for having the opportunity to work alongside others who had the similar goal of making our campus a better place through the mantra of sustainability. I met wonderful people, including employees, interns, and volunteers, who were clearly passionate about their work and devoted to promoting sustainability on our campus. I am especially grateful for the guidance and mentorship provided by John Cook (Director of Sustainability) and Ruby Gonzalez (LEED Analyst at the Office of Sustainability) during my time as a LEED intern. Their help and insight was key to making the LEED internship such a fulfilling experience.

I strongly recommend that you consider volunteering or interning at the Office of Sustainability as some point in your undergraduate career. It was an extremely rewarding experience for me and I have no doubt that it can serve as a stepping stone for others who wish to pursue a career committed to environmental stewardship, regardless of your major or background may be.

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Becoming Farmer McGregor

By Sustainability Interns | January 8, 2015

Dear Reader,
I’ve decided I’m going to start addressing these blogs to you, Reader, because I feel it gives them much more purpose when I feel like I am actually talking to someone and not sending words off into the abyss that is the internet. Also, I think you’re pretty cool, Reader, and you deserve to be addressed.

Our little strawberries and just about everything else in the garden, have popped out of the ground much faster than we had anticipated! And boy, are they wonderful! I mean, this, this, is what strawberries are supposed to taste like. This also means harvesting time is inching in on us. This is exciting stuff as I’ve always wanted to be a farmer (you know, with the overalls and boots and a loyal dog to round up all my sheep…I digress) and, despite the actual zero knowledge I do have about the craft, I can at least say that I’ve harvested something I’ve planted. Hooray!

While I joke about my scrappy savoir when it comes to the art of growing food, I do think about it often. It’s almost as if there’s a disconnect—like I don’t know the first thing about something so central to my existence—to the history of people, for that matter—food, and how it works. I certainly don’t think I’m alone; a lot of college students like me are in the same boat. We know that tomatoes are in aisle two and that chicken comes from the frozen foods section, but do we really know what it takes to get food on our plate? I don’t want to speak for you, but I certainly don’t—not totally, at least. For almost my entire life, I’ve thought that oranges were a summer fruit! And, I don’t want to get too Thoreau on you here (though I think I’m a little late in asking for permission), but I often wonder if it’s because of this concept that knowing has become obsolete. When we’ve got everything man has ever discovered on these little tiny computers in our back pockets, why would we have to know things like why it’s good to plant marigolds with our tomatoes or why some trees need to be pruned at certain times of the year? These are all lofty and preachy questions, I know. But when I’m in the garden, I feel like that gap bridges itself a ten-thousandth of an inch each time. That little computer in my back pocket is put away and I don’t need to google how to take care of Iris, because I’m working side-by-side with a real live person from my own community who’s done it for years and now I know. That’s what makes the R’Garden so unique. Knowing isn’t obsolete here.

In other news, since we weren’t expecting to pick produce for Dining until Winter Quarter, we donated what was harvested over Christmas break to local food banks and other non-profit organizations to prevent food waste. Happy New Years!
Yours truly,
Alana Ivy

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