The Organic Gardening & Cooking Community is designed for students who are interested in helping plant and harvest the rooftop community garden on Terrace 1 and cooking organic community meals together. The community emphasizes a deeper understanding of food sustainability and welcomes students to bring and share their passions around this topic.

Signature events within this community include learning and practicing gardening techniques, planting and harvesting in the Ithaca Community Gardens each semester, and cooking meals in the community kitchen in Terrace 8. The community holds biweekly community dinners with discussion topics and guest speakers.

Located on the second floor of Terrace 8, the community is open to all upper year and transfer students including rising sophomores, juniors and seniors.

The Rooftop Garden is a 12' x 12' garden plot atop Terrace 1 and is a collaborative project between the Ithaca College Community Organic Gardens, School of Humanities and Sciences, Energy Management and Sustainability Department, and the Office of Residential Life.

If you have questions about the learning community please contact:

Questions about the Terrace 1 Rooftop Garden Project, as well as the other Ithaca College Community Gardens may be directed to:

  • Anne Stork, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies and Science
  • Beth O'Neill, Assistant Director for Staff & Programs
Program Goals
Rooftop Garden
  • To educate students about issues pertaining to sustainability.
  • To provide housing where students share similar lifestyles.
  • To spread ideas of sustainability beyond the community onto campus.
  • To teach lifelong traits that students can carry with them after graduation.
How to Apply

You can apply for the Organic Gardening & Cooking learning community by going to HomerConnect.