"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.
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.