|Major:||Double major in Justice & Peace Studies and Communication and Journalism|
|Topic:||Impact of urban agriculture on a university campus|
My project sought to find what kind of impact an urban garden had on a university campus, focusing on the UST Stewardship Garden and its goals of service, education/research, and community building. We found that students participating with the garden activities showed an increase in their knowledge and positive attitudes toward sustainability, as well a trend toward more nutritious and sustainable diets. This work gave us much-needed feedback on the effectiveness of a garden as a teaching tool and helps support the work of the UST Stewardship Garden as a student-run initiative.
The best part about this project was the ability to work outside and do what I love full time!