VCU Sustainability gardening program partners with both VCU groups and local community groups to allow the gardening program to flourish, increase equitable food access in the community, and provide student, employees and community members with the opportunity to learn about the benefits of and best practices associated with gardening.
One of the program's largest partnership is with RamPantry. Through this partnership, VCU is able to address food insecurity by providing in-need VCU students and employees with healthy, culturally-appropriate food. Currently, half of the produce grown at the MPC Learning Garden is donated to the RamPantry, with the Center for High Blood Pressure receiving the other half. VCU Sustainability also works closely with both organizations to provide nutrition and food preparation education.
Other partners include: