In November 2014, the ASU Sustainability and Environmental Education Club (SEEC) and the Appalachian Student Dietetic Association (ASDA) teamed up and was recently awarded a $1500 ASU Renewable Energy Institute Club Collaboration Grant to expand the garden, build an outdoor classroom, offer a tool lending service, and further develop the cooking demonstration capacity of the garden.
The garden leadership was also awarded a $500 Creating a Healthy, Just, Sustainable Student Research Grant from ASU to build a solar-powered tool shed and to develop and implement a garden, energy, and sunshine unit appropriate for early childhood.
Plans are underway to showcase the use of these funds during an Earth Month and Greening My Plate Celebration in late April with a DIY Solar Oven Green Pizza extravaganza. Stay tuned to find out more!
Much excitement happening at our pilot program site and we are excited to dig in!