Organics & Composting Projects

West Campus Garden

 The West Campus Garden is a community garden open to all Georgia College faculty, staff, and students. However, it has largely been maintained by the hard work of the Gardening Club. It was made possible through a proposal submitted to the Sustainability Fee.

Within the deer fencing are raised beds equipped with drip irrigation lines, a permaculture area, bird houses, and compost bins. Outside of the fencing, trees are being planted. In addition, a metal table is available for you to sit and enjoy the view.

The Gardening Club hosts weekly garden work days to maintain and upkeep the plants.


Cafeteria Waste Composting

 Through the Sustainability Fee, Georgia College purchased and installed an in-vessel composting system. Currently, post-consumer food waste from the dining hall is being collected and composted at the site. When the compost is ready, it will be used at the West Campus Garden and on campus as needed for landscaping.

Tree Campus USA

Tree Campus USA is a national program that honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and engaging staff and students in conservation goals.

GCSU is one of 296 campuses across the U.S. with this recognition. Read more about this award, here.

Kristen Hitchcock and Susan Daniels accepting the Tree Campus USA award for Georgia College
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