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Sylvania Learning Garden

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The Sylvania Learning Garden is a cooperative campus space dedicated to organic gardening. The garden serves as a “Living Laboratory” to allow individuals and groups to teach and learn through organic gardening.

In 2010 the garden was a site for the Village Building Convergence, a natural building festival, and the garden now hosts a hand-made cob bench covered by an eco-roof. The garden is currently developing a rainwater catchment system and new vermiculture facilities.

Students, clubs, faculty, and staff are invited to become involved in the garden. For more information about the Sylvania Learning Garden – contact center coordinator, Peter Ritson.