UC Berkeley’s Student-Run Garden Offers Urban Oasis

UC Berkeley is giving students the chance to take their agricultural education outside of the classroom. Berkeley has what they call the Student Organic Garden Association (SOGA) garden, which places students in charge of the university’s 44-year-old urban garden. The garden, which grows a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers, helps students to “build off the lecture-based education we receive and get their hands in the dirt with hands-on experience,” according to one of SOGA’s managers. The garden has also served as a source of produce for locals in the community, during occasional harvest giveaways, as well as food pantries in the Berkeley area.

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