Service LearningService learning combines classroom instruction with community service, focusing on critical, reflective thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility. Service learning programs involve students in activities that address local, community-identified needs while developing their academic skills and commitment to their community.
The garden is on the north part of campus, west of the LCCC Arena. Participants need only provide the seeds and plant materials. The college will provide a community tool shed and composting bins, as well as water for each plot. Additionally, for those that don’t garden, there will be a community area where people are welcome to obtain vegetables at no cost.
"Community gardens are an innovative way to bring the campus and the community together,” said Jeri Griego, who is leading this project for the college. “It gives people an opportunity for some great outdoor activity, for healthy eating options and even to save money.”
This project is made possible thanks to funding from the college’s service learning program, a Golden Apple Grant from the LCCC Foundation, and donations from various groups and individuals in the community. For information and guidelines about the garden or to reserve a plot, contact Jeri by email or at 307.778.1279.
Those intestered in participating can also download a copy of the Community Garden agreement.