Gourmet Campus Gardens Facebook Page Visit our facebook page to see photo albums of each garden season.
Gourmet Dining collaborates with My Local Garden to bring the Gourmet Campus Gardens program to campuses across New Jersey.
FDU Madison NJIT Rooftop Seton Hall Manhattan College
Gourmet Campus gardens is a network of gardens sponsored by Gourmet Dining to promote edible gardens on campus. Garden leadership is based on a partnership between Julie Aiello of Gourmet Dining and Wanda Knapik of My Local Garden.
The garden program is part of our 3 year sustainability plan to grow food on all campuses served by Gourmet Dining. The harvest this year, which has been long and bountiful this year, is only part of the fun.
The intention of this program is to increase awareness about local, organic vegetable gardening, to contribute to the beauty of each campus, and to serve as an outdoor classroom for students interested in the natural sciences.
Gourmet Campus Gardens mission: To create organic vegetable and herb gardens, outdoor classrooms, where the learning experience is taken to a new “greener” level. Students will have the opportunity to connect with nature and actually see what food looks like when it’s growing in the earth. These gardens will become a place where community grows, and students grow, inspired by the profound beauty and abundance of the natural world.
Gourmet Dining is partnering with select custom universities, designing and creating custom Gourmet Campus Gardens in diverse settings: rooftops, greenhouses and in the earth. We also provide educational programs that create community and bring healthier organic local good choices to campuses across New Jersey.
Watch Gourmet Dining Garden Videos on our Homepage.
You can also view our photo video of the Kean Garlic Planting and Fall Harvest Event in November