The Steering Committee
The Edible Campus Steering Committee was formed to develop academic partnerships, community outreach opportunities, and volunteer programming in support of edible gardening spaces, like the Bryan House Garden and the new central campus garden at Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, that enhance the historical character of the IU Bloomington Campus. A list of Steering Committee members can be found here. The committee is currently co-chaired by Amy Roche and Ross Gay.
An "edible campus" demonstrates how sustainability, food security, and environmental quality can be linked through innovative urban design to produce food in a challenging urban setting, demonstrating ways to weave productive planting in urban spaces without diminishing their utility or functionality.
The Edible Campus aims to achieve three goals:
- Encourage communication and cooperation between existing entities interested in food and sustainability.
- Collectively design creative ways to incorporate food production into institutional structures and activities.
- Formulate a proposal for making IUB more beautiful, sustainable and edible.