Well Said: Carolina’s edible campus

On this week’s episode, Laura Mindlin shares how the Edible Campus initiative applies the growing trend of community gardens to Carolina's campus.

As a Chancellor’s Fellow in 2015, Carolina alumna Emily Auerbach turned her examination of the campus’ agricultural potential into reality.

Since then, the Edible Campus initiative has grown to provide free and fresh produce through 11 satellite gardens. It also now provides educational outreach.

“The goal of the program,” said Laura Mindlin, who coordinates Edible Campus through the North Carolina Botanical Garden, “is to foster critical thought, communication and community through food systems.”

On this week’s episode, Mindlin shares how this program applies the growing trend of community gardens to Carolina’s campus.

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