Established in 2010, the TCNJ Campus Garden is a project of the Bonner Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at TCNJ. It was initiated by students, staff, and faculty who wanted a place on campus to grow food for community members, to teach about growing fruits and vegetables, and to provide an outdoor space for campus community engagement. Since its inception, the garden has produced fresh produce for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, and has provided students, staff, faculty and community members an opportunity to participate in growing food locally.
In the 13 years since students began the garden, volunteers have employed sustainable and environmentally friendly farming methods to grow a yearly crop they donate to the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Since 2014, over 3,280 pounds of produce have been donated from the TCNJ Campus Garden, averaging 350 pounds per year. The garden is regularly maintained by Bonner Scholars.
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