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Posted on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011

... How the Forge Garden got its name

The Forge is SCU's education and community garden. The Forge, located on the corer of Benton and Sherman streets was most recently a vacant lot. The only known structure on the garden site was a blacksmith shop. Garden volunteers sometimes uncover horseshoes and nails!

The Forge is being developed using a participatory design framework and is stewarded by the Environmental Studies Institute and the Garden Club. With a little urban agriculture know-how, and a lot of love, volunteers have transformed this abandoned space into a place where SCU students, staff and community can come together to learn more about farming and grow and harvest their own food. The Forge is a unique place that serves the University and the community as an educational resource and enhances the sustainability of SCU and the City of Santa Clara.

Learn more about the Forge Garden.

Tags: Campus Operations, Co-Curricular Education, Community Engagement, Did You Know?, Education and Research, Food