Jane Goodall Center : What is Permaculture?

Our Vision for the Garden

Our vision for the garden and its benefit to the WCSU and Greater Danbury communities includes the following initiatives:

  • Roots & Shoots at club CarnivalDevelop and nurture partnerships with area food pantries to supply fresh produce.
  • Add permaculture to a variety of WCSU courses across all disciplines.
  • Provide food to campus cafeterias. Sodexo, the university’s food service, lent strong their support with some initial funds to begin the project. Items harvested from the garden will continue to provide fresh produce and herbs at harvest time as part of the dining hall menu offerings.
  • The simple experience of tending the new garden will provide inspiration to learn about sustainability practices. Something magical happens when the students are in the garden: They disconnect from their electronic devices and start reconnecting with the earth and with each other.