As a part of a multi-pronged effort to address student poverty, we have transformed our backyard space into an area that will create community, teach valuable skills, and spark important conversations about faith, life, and justice. We have done this by creating the Agape Garden. In this garden, we will partner with students, the campus community our congregational partners in ministry to meet the immediate needs of our students while working together for a just community where no one is hungry.
Why would a campus ministry transform their backyard into a garden?
The Agape Garden exists because our students need food.
Planting a garden involves the community and the students in growing healthy, organic food that will meet the immediate hunger needs in our midst.
The Agape Garden exists because gardening together creates community and breaks down walls.
Gardening together literally provides common ground. We work the soil, tend the plants and harvest the fruits of our labors together. The Agape Garden is a place where students, faculty, staff and community members will work side-by-side.
The Agape Garden exists because we are committed to addressing questions of why there is hunger.
Mercy and justice walk hand in hand. The Garden is a place where we engage issues of food justice through conversation, prayer, and action.
1. Help us fill our beds!
To grow good food we need good soil. You can help by sponsoring our soil. Organic soil for our beds costs $3/cubic foot. We need 324 cubic feet of soil to fill all of our beds. How many feet of soil will you sponsor?
2. Share your wisdom
Are you a gardener who can share their wisdom with the students? Lead a gardening or cooking workshop for us!
3. Sign up for a garden bed
We are taking names of interested students, faculty and staff of SDSU who would like to tend one of the community garden beds.
4. Help us stock our garden!
Here is a list of some items we need:
Irrigation timers, garden gloves, pruning tools, sun hats, kneeling pads–we welcome gently used or new items!
5. Help us get work done.
Join us for an upcoming work day at the garden. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
For more information or to get involved in the garden
or contact the Agape House!