1 Year Anniversary of LIONS Garden by Loyola Productions, Inc.
LIONS Sustainable Garden by Loyola Productions, Inc.
Community Garden at LMU By Darryl Yip
OWMS Goes to LMU By Paula Cohen
LMU Inspiration Organic & Native Sustainability (LIONS) Garden
The vision of the LIONS Garden is to connect the mission of Loyola Marymount University to social and environmental justice by addressing issues such as hunger and nutrition through urban gardening. By utilizing bio-intensive gardening methods that maximize crop yields, the LIONS Garden strives to demonstrate how to grow the most nutritious foods possible within a minimal amount of space. The LIONS Garden also grows native plants that promote biodiversity and attract pollinators.
The Encouragement of Learning
Through community engagement, the LIONS garden encourages lifelong learning. The garden is an ideal location for curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities for LMU students and the community.
Education of the Whole Person
The LIONS Garden educates the whole person by making connections between the mind, body, and spirit around growing food and restoring landscapes with native plants as well as encouraging reflection.
The Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice
By connecting with LMU Campus Ministry and developing programs to feed hungry people, the LIONS Garden strives to promote social and environmental justice through community service and education.
The LIONS Garden displays a variety of sustainable technologies such as rainwater harvesting, The garden also features a recycling bin, a table, benches, and a sign kiosk made out of "cradle-to-cradle" recycling bins that are manufactured from 97% recycled plastic. These products are so green that they can be recycled again after the end of their usable lives.
LMU installed a Peace Pole at the LIONS Garden in fall 2011 to create a space for interfaith dialogue and to have a place for gatherings that promote world peace. On November 1, 2011, Dr. Vandana Shiva visited the LIONS Garden during her historic visit to LMU. She participated in a special event with LMU students, faculty, and staff as we celebrated the significance of the Peace Pole.