The overall purpose of the Externship Program is to create opportunities for University students to bring their experience, skills and enthusiasm to their communities through innovative sustainability projects. Building on the success of the pilot program in 2011, the Natural Resources and Sustainability Signature Program Team requested funding to support ten students in eight projects in six different counties.
"Produce on Wheels Without Waste" (POW-WOW) disperses fresh produce to communities at churches, schools and other entities throughout Southern Arizona and the metro Tucson and Phoenix areas. The Nutritional Sciences department helps coordinate distributions with POW-WOW, formerly known as MOM (Market on the Move).
Biosystems Engineering Club is teaming up with Gila Residence Hall's engineering leadership wing (ezone) to build a garden in the hall's backyard.
To partner with Cooking on Campus and teach students how to cook a sustainable meal and why it’s important to incorporate sustainability into food choices
Establishing a Farmers Market on campus
The Handbook is a way for people to understand how to plant according to seasons and water allow in Southern Arizona
A Food Day event is organized and celebrated by the Food for All Committee, which has invited the Garden Committee and Compost Cats to participate in a ‘food cycle’ themed event. Each group would have a stall to demonstrate the growth, harvest and decomposition of food. This task may be delegated to a single intern or manager and would require communication and co-planning with the FFA Committee and Compost Cats.
SFS built and planted a garden behind the Marshall Foundation on University to service some of the restaurants on University with fresh fruits and vegetables.
This is a compilation of resources on how students can begin and maintain their own garden in an apartment complex.