Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sustainable Ag & Resources Program for K-12 Youth

The Sustainabile Agriculture Research and Education division of the USDA has a 16 page publication/resource for Sustainable Ag Programs geared toward K-12 Youth. To download this publication for free, please visit:

Free Seminar on How to Start a Community Garden

Saturday, January 23 from 10:00AM – 11:30AM at the USC Green Quad.
Visit for a map & directions.
Please e-mail or call 803-777-1994 to reserve your seat for this free seminar to be held at the Green Quad Learning Center for Sustainable Futures University of South Carolina.
This is the first in a series of informative sessions and visits to community gardens in the Midlands. This first seminar addresses the benefits of a community garden for the individual, the community and the environment presented by Carrie Draper of South Carolina Fair Share. Ryan Nevius, a Richland County Master Gardener and Project Director of Sustainable Midlands will present the steps to successfully plan and launch a community garden. Although there will be no actual gardening at this seminar, there will be a tour of the Green Quad Community Garden and orchard.
Sustainable Midlands is a coalition of organizations in the Midlands of SC that are committed to the concepts of building sustainable communities and improving the air and water quality.
The Green Quad Learning Center for Sustainable Futures is a one-story building in the middle of the Green Quad. The Quad is located south of Wheat Street, between Main and Sumter. There is a walkway through the middle of the Quad running between Main and Sumter, and the entrance to the Learning Center is off the walkway among four palmetto trees.
The Learning Center serves as a model and advocate for sustainability on campus and in the larger community and promotes collaborative relationships among students, faculty, staff and community members for exploring the changes required to create a sustainable society.