The campus garden is an IU Office of Sustainability project that aims to foster environmental and social sustainability by creating interactive, edible gardening spaces on the IU-Bloomington campus. The Edible Campus Garden is one of two gardens on campus that have been established through the initiative. The other garden is located at the Bryan House.
“An "edible campus" demonstrates how sustainability, food security, and environmental quality can be linked through innovative urban design to produce food in a challenging urban setting, demonstrating ways to weave productive planting in urban spaces without diminishing their utility or functionality.”
The edible campus initiative is directed by a steering committee to develop academic partnerships, community outreach opportunities, and volunteer programming in support of edible gardening spaces, like the Bryan House Garden and the new central campus garden, that enhance the historical character of the IU Bloomington Campus.