Roosevelt’s Wabash Rooftop Garden 2016 Season Underway at the Chicago Campus

The 5th floor Wabash Rooftop Garden at Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus is ready and raring to go!

All of the garden’s vegetable and herb seedlings have been transplanted, the bounty of which will be donated to the Wabash Dining Center. The 2016 season’s homegrown items include kale, Swiss chard, collard greens, and arugula, as well as a delectable variety of fresh herbs.

Sustainability is as much a social enterprise as an environmental ethic: hence the rooftop garden is always open to new and returning volunteers! This time of year RU gardeners are focused on thinning plant growth, harvesting, and general watering and weeding. Not to mention, working in our garden is a great way to enjoy some fresh air and summer sun without ever leaving the building. Our rooftop is also a great site for tours and class participation. In the past, biology classes have sampled soil here. Functioning as both a campus greenspace and learning lab, we always welcome new ideas for integrating the rooftop garden into academic activities.

For more garden updates, please visit the Roosevelt Green Campus Blog. To volunteer or find out more, contact Tiffany Mucci, Environmental Sustainability Intern (

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