The DePaul Urban Farming Organization (UFO) recently launched a raised bed urban garden on the university-owned vacant lot located at the corner of Belden Ave. & Bissell St across from Wish Field. The Geography Department’s own Faith Kohler, Co-president of UFO and President of the Geography Honors Society (GTU), wrote about the opening of the garden in the most recent issue of Passages. As she explains, the garden, which opened on May 4th, “will serve as an ongoing Environmental Studies lab space, as well as a volunteer outlet for students, faculty, and staff eager to rekindle their connection with the earth.” Not only is she the Co-president of the group that got the garden going, Faith will also be working this summer as a garden manager for the DePaul Urban Garden (DUG), so if you see her around campus and want to express your interest in getting involved, be sure to let her know! Already the garden is filling with various vegetables and herbs. That said, there is still work to be done and plenty of ways to get your hands dirty!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or stop by the next UFO meeting on Monday, May 21 from 6 to 7 pm in McGowan South room 404 to join the organization. Check out the full story in Volume 1 Issue 2 of Passages.