About the Garden

Who runs the garden?

Johnson House Garden is run by the Resource Conservation Team (RCT), a group of Oberlin students who works for campus facilities to reduce waste, increase ecological and economical efficiency, and reduce our ecological footprint on campus through communication, projects, and education. The J-House Garden is one of many projects the RCT is currently working on; other projects include the Free Store (located in the Asia House basement), the Big Swap and Fresh Swap, a campus wide dorm composting system, and many others. For more information about the RCT, visit our official Oberlin website here: http://new.oberlin.edu/office/facilities-operations/recycle/ or our facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/OberlinRCT?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

For the summer of 2015, Kyla van Buren and Abby Cali will be tending the garden

Where does the produce go?

The produce grown at the J-House Garden is sold to Campus Dining Services (CDS) , who then uses the very locally-grown food in their cooking for students here at Oberlin.

Where do I fit in?

The J-House garden is a collaborative effort by students that welcomes new ideas and dreams! We welcome your ambitions and big-picture ideas and look forward to having conversations with you to see how we can make the garden more productive, efficient, and enjoyable and align our dreams with yours. Talk to us and we can work things out together.

When can I volunteer?

For the summer of 2015, our open garden hours are Wednesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Stay tuned for volunteer events!

All garden hours are held in the garden behind Johnson House, 216 South Professor Street, Oberlin, OH.

Please contact recycle@oberlin.edu if you have any questions!

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