The Edible Campus Program relies on the passion and generosity of our volunteers, advisors, and supporters.  Through volunteer support and advise from students, staff, faculty, and neighbors, we are able to tap into the creative ideas, knowledge, and skills of our community. Please consider joining our team!

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Come and Dig with Us!

With seven citrus trees, two hydroponic tower gardens, and an experimental garden plot, we need a lot of support playing in the dirt! If you would like to learn about how to grow your own food or you just want to get out in the sun and hang out with us, this is the perfect volunteer task for you!

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Start Something New with Us!

We are always coming up with crazy new ideas and we need students interested in writing proposals for new projects, meeting with campus administrators to develop buy-in for new efforts, students interested in learning how to do grant-writing, and advisors who have had experience implementing related projects. If any of these describes you, please give us a call!

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Become a Supporter!

In addition to volunteering and mentorship, we are also seeking individuals and organizations that may be interested in donating to the Edible Campus Program.  Gifts to our program will support innovative projects which repurpose underutilized spaces for food production for those in need, such as the Campus Farm, Urban Orchard, and Vertical Garden projects. Gifts also enable us to hire more students to work on these projects.  The Edible Campus Program is a partner of the All at Once Campaign this year, in association with Jack Johnson’s Concert Tour. You could win two free concert tickets to Jack Johnson’s sold out July 18th concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl if you donate $25 or more. Donations made up to the first $2,500 will be matched by the Johnson Ohana Foundation.  Since 2008, as part of the All At Once campaign, Jack Johnson’s tours have collaborated with over 400 community groups worldwide focusing on plastic free initiatives, sustainable local food systems, and other hands-on environmental projects. For additional questions regarding giving opportunities, please contact: Kiya Gornik 805.893.3423 or follow the giving link below.

 

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Contact Information:

  • Katie Maynard – Sustainability Coordinator: kmaynard@geog.ucsb.edu