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How to Get Involved

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We offer many opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and community members to get involved through our programs.  Some of these opportunities include:

Workdays and Lecture Series:
Curious about gardening, or gaining a specific skill set?  Our work and learn sessions, typically held at one of our garden sites, aims to educate folks through hands-on experience and praxis.  We host sessions on a variety of topics, including but not limited to lunar gardening, organic gardening, herbal remedies, seed saving, indigenous seed, composting, and much more! 

Internships:
We offer for-credit, paid, and unpaid internships through the composting and urban garden programs.  In this internship, you will gain practical knowledge of restorative agriculture techniques for gardening or farming, and to apply them in practical ways in an urban setting.  There are opportunities to run and maintain our composting program, in addition to helping maintain and develop all of our gardens here on campus.  We combine lecture series, field trips, physical projects, and practicums to create a multi-disciplinary approach to learning about sustainable agriculture, urban sustainability, and more.  After providing information and resources through a mentoring process, we encourage student leadership when co-dreaming educational and developmental projects.  Email cofccomposts@gmail.com or alkeane@cofc.edu for more information or to apply.

Garden Apprenticeship:
This is a semester long program that provides a lecture series accompanied with physical practicums, work days, and consistent garden maintainence.  We also delve into restorative action activities, and social justice issues surrounding agriculture, on a local and global scale.  Pairing social justice issues around agriculture such as soil depletion, food security, African American and Native American food and land justice helps to highlight and explain the importance of restorative agricultural techniques.  This is a for-credit opportunity through the environmental studies department.  Click here to read about the history of the program, or to apply.

Other ways to get involved are through our garden potlucks, events, guest speakers, demonstrations, and environmental justice campaigns.  See the social media quick links below to check our facebook page for updates, events, and more.