Tere Hawte, IN. The University’s Office of Sustainability, Multicultural Services and Programs, and the Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center come together to provide students with practical learning on the history and process of agriculture and horticulture. A manager told News 10 that the program has given new recognition to farmers across the country.
“This experience not only exposed me to the knowledge department, but also helped me appreciate the work being done to provide food. Food is a very important need for the whole nation and this experience has helped me appreciate the work. What farmers do, ”said Chinwe“ Phoebe ”Ibe-Ohanebo, an ISU international student studying public health.
“It was completely new to me. I have never shared a farm or anything like that before. [However], Sustainability was something I wanted a little, ”Ibe-Ohanobo continued.
According to Garrett Hurley, Permanent Coordinator of ISU’s Office of Sustainability, the training program will provide input for students from all walks of life to participate in agriculture.
“Even when it comes to getting students to participate in farming in general, people from vulnerable backgrounds are not likely to get into those opportunities because of the many systemic issues they are involved in,” Hurley said.
Although this was a new state for Ibe-Ohanobo, she quickly became interested in the benefits of a small race.
“We started with an empty plot and now it’s all covered, and we’ve updated a lot of pumpkins and peppers. It’s fun to see,” said Ibe-Ohanobo.
Blues practitioners grow their produce in the ISU Community Garden. The harvest is donated to the fig tree. So far, more than ፓ 300 worth of produce has been donated to the fig tree.
“It’s a great feeling to be part of a team that helps provide for people in need,” said Ibe-Ohanobo.
If you want to build a garden but don’t have space for it, you can use the ISU Community Garden Garden for free! You can find more information here.