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Campus Dining celebrates Earth Month

Posted by on Monday, April 1, 2024 in Events, Sustainability.

Celebrate Earth Month with Vanderbilt Campus Dining as we rally behind Vanderbilt University’s sustainability initiatives throughout April. Join us on April 22nd, 2024, for Rand Farmer’s Market in honor of Earth Day. We will feature new local items: 

Salad Greens from HydroHouse Farms in Hermitage, TN 

Strawberries from Ever Tru Farms in Somerset, KY, 

Microgreens from Radical Shoots in Nashville, TN 

Cheeses from Sweetwater Valley Farms in Philadelphia, TN 

Every year, our students get to use their meal swipes to purchase an assortment of locally-sourced fruits and vegetables in addition specialty foods. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to the event that will be held on the patio of Rand starting at 11am.  

But that’s not all! Vanderbilt Campus Dining sustainability team and Vanderbilt Facilities will also co-host Growing 101 on Aprill 22nd from 12-2pm on the Rand Patio. We will feature speakers Kip Bennett (Campus Dining Hydroponic Specialist), James Moore (Facilities Campus Lead Architect), and Laura Barker (Grounds Horticulture Specialist). The focus will be on the importance of knowing how to grow and maintain your own crops, plants, and trees, and ultimately how this knowledge leads to a more sustainable community. 

We’re excited to celebrate our sustainability efforts this month! Stay tuned for more information via DiningNews text alerts (text DiningNews to 55744 to subscribe) and on Vanderbilt Campus Dining’s Instagram.