The UIS Campus Community Garden provides hands-on learning opportunities for UIS students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the surrounding community. The garden demonstrates our commitment to sustainability and “leadership lived.” This is an outdoor classroom where community members teach one another, share gardening tips and secrets, and build lasting relationships.
We also host barbecues, social events, and weekly workdays during the gardening season. All of our fresh, healthy produce goes home with our volunteers or garden visitors. Starting in 2018, we will grow produce for UIS Food Service and for donation to local food banks.
- View a short Leadership Lived interview video with Daniel Rodriguez, our current UIS Garden Coordinator.
- Read Chancellor Koch’s State Journal Register newspaper column describing the ways that the garden contributes to our campus and community.