Urban Garden Initiative
The St. Thomas University/Live Healthy Miami Gardens Urban Garden Initiative (STU/MG UGI) is a 5-year program aimed at integrating university teaching and research resources into organic food production, agricultural/environmental education on the STU campus, and agricultural/environmental education coupled with healthy eating programs in the Miami Gardens Community.
STU Student Learning:
– Philosophy/Ethics: Environmental ethics, integral ecology, consequentialism and food production.
– Science – Plant Science/Plant Biology: Research/Field Studies using the scientific method (ex. Vermicomposting project), and agronomical skills.
– Business: Social Entrepreneurship/management.
– Education: Elementary and secondary science-education.
Live Healthy Miami Gardens
LHMG’s ultimate goal is to improve the living conditions in the City of Miami Gardens and make it a healthier place to live. LHMG is designed to develop, implement and sustain effective community-level health strategies for the following Health Impact Areas: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD); Healthy Eating and Improved Nutrition; Mental Health; Physical Activity; and Primary Health Care.