A year in the making, the DSU Sustainable Garden is in full bloom with a wide variety of vegetables and fruits.
DSU Cooperative Extension students Jervane Orr, Floawiyo Popoola and Jasmine Portershow off some cantaloupes grown in the DSU Sustainable Garden
The garden – located just to the northeast of the Village Café – boasts the growth of watermelon, cantaloupe, squash, beets, carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, broccoli, corn, cucumbers, kale and collard greens.
The DSU Sustainable Garden was one of the elements that won the University’s the 2011 Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Award at this year’s American College & University President’s Climate Commitment Leadership Summit held in Washington, D.C. on June 23.
The DSU Sustainable Garden is maintained by students from the University’s Cooperative Extension and the DSU Green Ambassadors.
The garden is a throwback to the years when the campus – back in the years when the institution was known as the State College for Colored Students and later Delaware State College in the early to mid-1900s – grew much of the produce that was consumed by the students in its food service facility.