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Organic Farming

"Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved."

-International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (accessed 28/10/09)

Recycling Natural Resources

Here you see oats sewn in a bed of rich, organic compost supplied by the University's extensive recycling program.

Oats Grown in CHC Garden

Limiting the Use of Fossil Fuels

The Cormier Honors College Vegetable Garden has been instituted with the use of mechanical tools and human labor: students and faculty using shoves, mattocks, hoes, rakes and other hand tools.

Students & Faculty at the CHC Garden

Avoiding Toxic Herbicides

Rather than using herbicides, weeds will be controlled by hand pulling and the use of mulch.

Student Volunteer at CHC Garden