The mission of the Lewis-Clark State College Learning Garden is to establish an operational learning environment that facilitates the teaching of lifelong skills while supporting the concept of sustainability and a healthy community. Hands-on classes and research conducted in a vegetable and herb garden simultaneously provides organic and locally grown produce to area food banks and schools.
The summer and fall of 2015 will be the first big growing season for the LC Learning Garden!! Last spring, NS150 students started with permaculture herb spirals. In the fall, LCSC partnered with the non-profit, Backyard Harvest; with their support and the efforts of LCSC students, faculty, and staff, we are ready for a great season of service and learning.
We aim to use sustainable garden practices to grow fruits and vegetables that will provide a local source of healthy, fresh food for low income residents in our community. This year’s plans are to provide food to on campus TRiO programs and local food banks while enhancing campus service and learning experiences for LCSC students. Please, help us take care of the garden and keep the food in place for those who are experiencing food insecurity. If you are in need of food, contact us and we will do our best to help support you and connect you with local resources.
We are open to more teaching and learning opportunities; please, contact Jeanette Gara-Betzold at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-791-5573, if you are interested in utilizing this space. If you would like to learn more about volunteering and receiving part of the garden harvest, contact Jeanette or Lilly email@example.com.