The Elon Community Garden was established in 2006 by Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters’s Environmental Ethics Class. Since then, several faculty members and students have contributed to the development of the garden, accomplishing many of the garden’s initial goals and more.
In 2012, the Elon Community Garden added an expansion at Loy Farm, located less than a mile away from main campus at Elon University. Several campus community members have invested countless hours in the development of both locations in hopes to create fully sustainable sites.
The mission of the Elon Community Garden is to foster education, spirituality, service, community discussion, and sustainability.
Currently, several students work under the supervision of Dr. Michael Strickland to further advance the progress and make an impact on the Elon Garden. During the Spring 2013 semester, Dr. Michael Strickland teaches a Garden Studio Course on Tuesdays and Thursdays.