The gardens at Andrews University seek a healthier community, a cleaner environment, and hands-on learning experiences for our students. We strive to supply a multitude of various fruits and vegetables as well as flowers and herbs. Educating the community is also a goal for us in that we provide them with literature that entails the benefits and information on the produce they’re receiving.
The connection that the local community now has access to from our gardens enables a closer linking to nature. Therefore, this brings a community back to the solid virtues and values that are obtained when buying through a local program that would not survive without this support.
The gardens allow students hands- on experience with farm production. Learning how to properly grow plants is a goal and advantage for these workers, as many of them are studying in the Horticulture program at Andrews University. Through the hard work of our students as well as the knowledge of experienced growers, we stock the community with fresh local produce. Few local planters have the ability to transition from the conventional methods of pesticides and fertilizers to the organic raising of produce.