Built by Divinity School students during the summer of 2009, the garden and compost are managed by students throughout the year. The project is a part of the Divinity School‘s effort to include the environment in the study of theology. Growing sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, scallions, carrots, lettuce, herbs and native flowers, the garden’s goods are often used by the Berkeley Center for community dinner following Eucharist Services.
The garden allows students to get their hands dirty and equips burgeoning religious leaders with the knowledge to further dialogue about the importance of sustainability in local communities. In addition to the garden the Divinity School has embarked upon a process of developing a Sustainability Action Plan for its campus and administration.