Sustainable Living and Urban Gardening (SSLUG)
SSLUG maintains a garden demonstrations site on the
university’s South Campus. Workshops and various activities at the garden
provide community learning opportunities.
The garden is open to the public.
What we do
- Integrate growing local foods and broader
food-sustainability issues into education at the university via hands-on
- Advocate for food justice, and promote community
gardening, fruit tree planting, and composting.
- Research traditional agricultural
- Cultivate broad participation and durable
networks of support so that they are able to flourish for many years.
- Enhance the collaborations with the broader
community, particularly with the Native Movement’s Urban Lifeways Project.
What we grow
- Annual heirloom crops.
- Climate-appropriate fruit trees.
- Native shrubs and flowers.
Sustainable gardening practices
Our gardening practices include the use of:
- rainwater harvesting
- sunken and raised beds
- a cold frame
- intercropping techniques
The overall garden design is influenced by Southwest indigenous
agriculture and permaculture design.
Connect with us
Visit SSLUG's Facebook page.