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UT Concho Community Garden


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CONCHO GARDEN’S MISSION:

To serve as vibrant resource for the community by promoting the practices of: community gardening, sustainable agriculture, & environmental cooperation. We seek to provide an open space for the forging of a community that grows with one another, the exploration of important environmental topics, and connecting to nature through food.


WEEKLY SUMMER 2016 VOLUNTEER DAYS

TUESDAYS, 5-8PM
SATURDAYS, 10-1PM

These days will be for getting your hands dirty, growing your green thumb, and co-creating beautification projects. Attend if you're interested in spending time outdoors with others, helping take care of our pants, and actively make the garden a better place. 

 

All volunteers must register in advance on Givepulse. Each day will count as 3 hours of volunteering. Everyone must sign in at the garden in order for hours to be verified. 

Please email us at gardening@utenvironment.org if you would like to bring your organization out for a volunteer day or if you have any questions. 


QUICK FACTS:

  • Concho was funded and constructed in 2011 as a Green Fee initiative ($5 from every student’s tuition each semester that is spent on sustainable/environmental projects proposed by the UT community)
  • We have 40 raised bed plots (built in 2015 during the garden’s complete renovation) that are rented out to the UT community
  • There are around 15 community beds with native plants and free food for the community
  • We host approximately 1,000+ volunteers per year
  • 3 student leaders run the garden along with a few unpaid interns
  •  About 80 children from the UT Child Development Center are taught by garden leadership during weekly Lil’ Gardeners sessions
  • We collaborate with and support from various organizations in the UT and greater Austin community including: The Campus Environmental Center, The UT Microfarm, The Sustainable Food Center, Keep Austin Beautiful, and countless service groups

As a community garden, we support:

  • Environmental education and engagement
  • Preserving accessible land for food production
  • Local food access, security, and nutrition
  • The promotion of mental health and community
  • Opportunities for the growth of sustainability leaders
  • Furthering Austin’s and UT’s sustainability goals (zero waste, green space preservation, and countering climate change, along with many others!)

 

If you would like to rent a raised bed garden plot, fill this form out.
[4x4ft plots = $13/semester  &  4x8ft = $20/semester]

 

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