BRANCH recently conducted a survey of AMC faculty, staff, and students to assess campus interest in an on-campus community garden. Of the 500+ respondents, 85% stated they are interested in an on-campus garden and 50% are willing to spend more than three hours in the garden per month. A recent kick-off organizational meeting with AMC faculty, staff, and students resulted in many individuals committing to serve on the campus garden steering committee.
BRANCH submitted an initial proposal to the University Projects Planning Committee and AMC Space Committee to build a community garden on the undeveloped plot south of the AMC Health Sciences Library. Unfortunately, University officials denied the original proposal for the on-campus garden.
Update: An appeal has been submitted to the AMC University administration and BRANCH is awaiting a final decision about this project. As part of the appeal proposal, BRANCH with the help of Denver Urban Gardens (DUG), will be responsible for financing, designing, and managing the garden once established.