GRO.UND Learning Gardens
GRO.UND strives to connect students to the natural world by engaging in place-based and experiential garden education.
GRO.UND (pronounced "grow UND") plants all year to ensure a continual and holistic experience for students and a sustainable supply of fresh produce.
GRO.UND's mission is to foster environmental and community values of stewardship, sustainability, engagement and responsibility through garden education.
Key project goals of the GRO.UND Learning Gardens include:
- Developing ecological literacy and a sense-of-place in the community through sustainable gardening
- Creating a sustainable model of community engaged stewardship and sustainability through education
- Addressing social, economic and ecological needs of the community
- Providing food and well-being for the UND community
Three Intertwined Pillars of Sustainability Education
- stewardship of our water, soil and air
- provide space for non-humans
- sense of place
- intergenerational community well-being
- experiential education
- multiple histories
- human health
- equitable access and resource security
- partnerships that demonstrate sustainable and responsible practices
- diverse range of community partners
- local producers and food networks
Head Start preschoolers, or Sprouts, are GRO.UND's youngest learners. They plant sunflowers to learn about germination and seed growth. They also grow radishes in their classrooms to learn about growing food in small spaces.
GRO.UND Learning Gardens help UND students. At the end of the summer growing period, produce is harvested and donated to UND Food for Thought.
Become a volunteer and get involved in the success of the GRO.UND Learning Gardens project.
Education Building Room 240
Grand Forks ND 58202-7189