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Green Campus Action Plan (GCAP): R'Garden Internships


The Green Campus Action Plan (GCAP) is a student initiated referendum passed in 2010 and renewed indefinitely in 2014.   It supports green initiatives on campus by funding student-led sustainability projects and by funding a team of year long internships working with the Office of Sustainability and the R'Garden.  If you'd like information on the internships feel free to contact us at rgarden@ucr.edu .

R'Courses: Urban Garden Seminar


The Urban Garden Seminar is a student initiated seminar in which students create a syllabus and explore topics of sustainable and just food systems through a wide range of guest speakers as well as using the R'Garden as an experiential learning space to grow their own produce.  Student facilitators are able to get 4 units over the course of the year as they create, plan and facilitate the course.  The Urban Garden Seminar is then offered in the Spring quarter and students are able to enroll in the course for 1 unit.  This is made possible by the Office of Undergraduate Education and their R'Courses program. 

Cultivate R'Space


Cultivate R’Space is a student collective facilitating educational spaces that allow for critical thinking and an intersectional analysis of our environment. By collaborating, the program connects to theory, service learning, and hands-on garden education in the Riverside Community. Check them out on highlanderlink.

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The primary role of R'Garden Interns is to oversee and maintain the 4+ acres of row crop spaces.

They are also assisting the manager with programming duties that may range from organizing events and/or workshops to event planning for the academic school year.

 

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Green Campus Action Plan (GCAP) R'Garden Internships 


In association with the ASUCR branch GCAP, the R'Garden is able to host 3 paid student internships that help the garden operations run smoothly. The primary role of R'Garden Interns is to oversee and maintain the 4+ acres of row crop spaces as well as assisting the manager with programming duties that may range from organizing events and/or workshops to event planning for the academic school year. In addition, interns are trained in a hands on environment doing activities such as irrigation installation, plantings from seed to soil, and coordinating groups of volunteers completing tasks necessary to be the garden operating. The objective of this internship is to facilitate a relationship between students and the sustainable food sector in order to diversify conversations related to environmentalism and sustainabilty beyond the traditional topics of renewable energy. 

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