Garden Classroom

The Classroom Garden:  The garden adjacent to the Environmental Technology Center teaches SSU students and members of the public about sustainable landscape practices and how these contribute to biodiversity and environmental health. Through internships, volunteering, and classroom experiences, students gain a sense of place, community, purpose, and an enriched academic experience.

With the support of our department, SSU students have maintained a food-producing organic garden on campus since the 1970’s. The primary goal of the Garden Classroom is producing fresh, healthy, organic produce for people in need. We accomplish this task by working with our local food bank (NOAH – Neighbors Organized Against Hunger), based on Snyder Lane only a few blocks from campus. On most Wednesdays, SSU students harvest and deliver to the food bank a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. We average well over 1000 lbs of produce a year representing dozens of different food crops .We welcome your involvement, support, questions and inputs. Please contact the faculty supervisor Professor, Daniel Soto for more information daniel.soto@sonoma.edu.