Summary: Community Organic Garden
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revised 19 April 2005
The Garden performs two basic functions: first, as a community service it provides you with the
opportunity of maintaining an organic vegetable and flower garden, second as an educational
opportunity it provides opportunities for the promotion and training of organic techniques to the
campus population and the public at large.
Because it is a community garden we hope it will also provide a chance to meet and make friends
with others that share your enthusiasm for gardening. We hope to facilitate this through your
participation in meetings and social events.
Who Manages the Community Organic Garden?
The Community Organic Garden site is provided by University of Michigan-Dearborn. It is managed
and overseen by the campus Environmental Interpretive Center (EIC). The EIC Program Supervisor
is responsible for coordinating the Garden program. A Garden Steering Committee, consisting of
volunteers who maintain plots at the Garden, assists in communication of issues with the Program
Supervisor to ensure that the garden is successful. The Steering Committee meets monthly to
discuss and review policies for the Garden, and to develop plans that encourage forward movement
of Garden issues.