Sharing my knowledge of the on-campus club SPACE (Seattle Pacific Agriculture for the Community and Environment) usually comes with blank stares or “Garden club? We have a community garden?” Yes! In fact, I would highly encourage checking it out firsthand. You’ll be happily welcomed by fresh fruits, vegetables and perhaps a couple weeds here and there.
Tucked away off of 4th Ave and W Dravus, you’ll find the beautiful gem that is SPU’s organic community garden. S.P.A.C.E. is in its third year of cultivating the community through organic urban-gardening. Whether you are a student, faculty member or person of the community, SPACE welcomes you with open arms to be apart of their mission in providing fresh organically grown produce to the community.
Although the clubs first cover crop planting already passed, there are still many opportunities to join S.P.A.C.E. this year. Be on the lookout for future harvests, plantings and their annual winter screening event. Past screening events have included a collaboration with community members in order for students to observe and discuss issues of food practices in America.
For further information about S.P.A.C.E., the community garden and upcoming events please contact Co-Presidents Rachael Nelson-Knecht (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Brittany Raab (email@example.com). Any input for the club is always opening welcomed as well. S.P.A.C.E. is always searching for new ideas on events and service projects!