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BroncosGrow

Why a Garden

The purpose of BroncosGrow is to increase academic opportunities, reduce food insecurity, provide social opportunities, and create easier access to fresh produce for students and staff at Boise State by improving campus access to gardening.

Location

We are hoping to transform the east side of the Communication building, next to the tennis courts, into a garden for relaxing and learning. You can also visit the Sustainability Club garden on Juanita Street.

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Where is the Produce Going?

Produce from the BroncosGrow garden will be distributed to students through university organizations and events, including the campus food pantry.

Facts and Figures

  • 40% of Boise State students report sometimes or often the food they bought didn’t last and they didn’t have money to get more.
  • 890 million adult meals are skipped each week.
  • 90% of Boise State students who had food insecurity report it resulted in them not performing as well in academics as they otherwise could be.
  • 5% of Boise State students & 10% of Boise State employees get the recommended 5 servings of fruit and vegetables each day.
  • 86% of students and 100% of staff think a Boise State campus garden would be successful.
  • Community Gardens can improve mental health through social connectedness, social support, and mutual support.
  • Over 70% of students say a campus garden would show campus’ commitment to health and sustainability.
  • Involvement in a community garden increases fruit and vegetable intake.
  • Nearly 70% of students also value the educational opportunities a garden can provide.
  • Community gardeners save money on groceries, eat more fruits and vegetables, cultivate friendships and experience better health.
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