Gardens on the Commons

container-vegetable-gardening-potsGardens on the Commons
Laurie Woods and Tristan Abbott

This project will engage first-year-student of the Vanderbilt Ingram Commons residential community in a discussion about the social and environmental issues associated with the agri-food system by starting sustainable container gardens.  The produce from these gardens will be used for programming and donated in Nashville.  This hands-on portion of the project will also be combined with an educational component that includes documentaries, panel discussions, dinners with faculty, and student preparation of a farm-to-table meal.  This project will prompt student residents to take ownership of this investment, engage social issues, and become involved in their Nashville community.