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New UT Garden Providing More Produce For Dining Halls

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:13 PM CDT

The University of Texas is expanding its green portfolio with a new garden. Employees with the Department of Housing and Food Services are building a second garden in unused green space just feet from a dining hall kitchen. Executive Chef Robert Mayberry says that will give him easy access to fresh herbs and produce he can then serve to UT students.


"UT feeds like 12,000 people a day at their dining hall and our gardens are nowhere near the capacity to make a dent in the supply, but UT is committed to bringing more sustainable produce into the dining halls," says Daniella Lewis, UT student gardener.


UT student gardeners say the university spends $8 million on their annual food budget and 23 percent of those funds are used to grow and bring in sustainable, fresh, local produce. A recently constructed micro garden is also providing additional greens to campus dining.

New UT Garden Providing More Produce For Dining Halls


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