Address: 555 N Sheridan Rd, Lake Forest IL 60045
About Us / Lake Forest College Garden History: The Lake Forest College Community Garden was created in the Spring of 2010 and was the gift of alumna Liz Birnbaum ’08. Over 50 students, faculty, and staff worked together to dig out the campus garden. The garden is maintained by the Environmental Studies Program which hosts campus wide events for the garden and hires interns to maintain it over the summer. This year, Environmental Studies students Sydney Fletcher ’14 and Ryan Vlaar ’14 are in charge of running the garden. The Environmental Studies Program also uses the garden to promote hands on learning for students. Various classes contribute to the garden such as Environmental Chemistry which monitors the health of the soil and the water. It is also used to teach and research different kinds of sustainable agricultural practices. Lake Forest College views the garden as a way to contribute to the growing need for locally and responsibly grown food. Each year the garden’s produce changes but typically the Environmental Studies Program plants a rich diversity of plants including tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, melons, tulips and more.