The Academic Community Service Learning Program (ACSLP), in partnership with the NCCU student chapter of Habitat for Humanity has created a community garden on the campus of NCCU. Located between the Mary Townes Science Building and the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE), the garden features collard greens.
NCCU students met on Saturday, Sept. 8 to break ground on the two 12 by 12 plots and plant seeds. “The administration has been supportive of this project and we are pleased to have faculty and staff participating as well,” said Dr. Deborah Bailey, director of the ACSLP.
Last summer NCCU students planted community gardens at C.C. Spaulding Elementary School and Church of the Abiding Savior in Durham. The project is part of ACSLP ongoing commitment to provide student with service learning opportunities focused on environmental sustainability.
“This garden is a dream come true,” said Bailey.