College Students Start a New Organic Garden on Campus

By: Litsa Pappas Email
By: Litsa Pappas Email

HARRISONBURG –- On Wednesday, James Madison University students cut the ribbon to officially open a new organic garden on campus.

The students designed the garden as part of a class project. Now, they plan to have other students grow food there to donate to local charities and the dining halls at JMU.

Julianne Decker, one of the students who started it, said healthy food is becoming more important.

"I think people just need to know where their food comes from because obesity and diabetes are really pertinent right now and there are a lot of health issues, and I think the more people know about their food, the more people know where it comes from, and the more they can support their local economy, the better everyone will be," said Decker.

Decker just graduated from JMU. She said she's excited to see how the garden develops.

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