Gardening for credit at Roosevelt

May 17, 2013 at 1:30 pm

This summer Roosevelt University is offering a chance for students to earn college credit for gardening. Roosevelt’s Sustainability Studies Program is offering a section of SUST 230 Food that will feature working in the RUrban Pioneers Community Garden at RU’s Schaumburg Campus.


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According to Roosevelt University:

“SUST 230 Food this summer is a tremendous opportunity to learn about food production, consumption, and policy in a hands-on way that will help expand Roosevelt’s urban farming momentum and make a positive difference in the NW suburban community.”

Taught by Professor Maris Cooke, SUST 230 Food will meet online and on five Saturdays from 10am-4pm from June 1st through 29th. It will combine traditional academic scholarship with experiential/service learning at the Schaumburg RUrban Pioneers Community Garden location. Those interested can contact Professor Cooke at or call (847) 619-8730.

The RUrban Pioneers Community Garden is at McConnor Parkway and Roosevelt Boulevard in Schaumburg. It is in its second year and was recently expanded. Compost used in the garden is created from the food and packaging waste generated by the university’s Chicago campus. Some of the produce grown in the garden will be donated to Hannover Township Food Pantry.


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