The Public Health Garden at the University of Maryland, College Park is a student teaching and community garden demonstrating sustainable agriculture and environmental best practices in support of public, environmental, and community health.
Our mission is to:
Exemplify the values of environmental stewardship, agricultural sustainability, physical activity, balanced diets, and environmental health 2. Serve as a living classroom where faculty, staff, and students can engage in experiential education on issues directly related to agriculture and community, public, and environmental health 3. Become a central meeting point and community building tool for the School of Public Health and the UMD community.
We would like to raise $5000 to support the development of a bioretention area at the bottom of the Public Health Garden site. That way, we can make sure that the water and soil running down the site is purified before it runs off into the stream, which eventually feeds to the Chesapeake. This area will specialize in edible plants that can be used to treat and capture water before it runs off the site.