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University Honors and Leadership

Green Leaf

Food Justice

UHL students volunteering at Green Leaf
Read UHLer Brandon Sklar's (Biology and Psychology, '14) account of volunteering at Green Leaf as part of the UHL Food Justice class:

"The students in the UHL Food Justice class got a very unique opportunity that does not come with most traditional college courses: they were able to physically experience the principles taught in lecture. To cultivate and apply all they learned this past semester, they took half a day and volunteered at an urban farm called 'Green Leaf,' located on 25th and Arapahoe. Here they helped to begin the growing season by weeding, breaking the ground, and planting seeds. The students were offered the option to continue their volunteering throughout the summer. As Wendell Berry, author of the class's required reading, once said: 'One of the most important resources that a garden makes available for use is the gardener's own body. A garden gives the body the dignity of working in its own support. It is a way of rejoining the human race.'"

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