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Community - Campus Day of Service

April 5, 2014

On Saturday, April 5th, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicked off National Volunteer Week with an inaugural Community-Campus Day of Service. Over 60 students, faculty and staff worked with six community partners on seven projects to complete pre-construction projects, community garden spring preparation projects, flyering in the community, reorganizing classrooms at Tap in Leadership Academy, cataloging choral literature, and preparing a Bee Garden. A big thank you goes out to all who helped on April 5!


Enriching perspectives through community engagement

Janet Broughton

Janet Broughton

Community Food Project
Department of Landscape Architecture

Hello! I am in my first year of graduate studies pursuing a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture. I graduated from Purdue University in 2009 with a BS in Environmental Soil Science.

While at Purdue I worked as a research assistant in a variety of labs and was involved in Carbon Neutrality at Purdue. I was also involved in Study Abroad: I completed two agriculture tours and a research internship in Costa Rica; studied agriculture and completed an organic farm work internship in France; and completed a semester at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico. This past summer, I spent a month volunteering on 3 organic farms in England and traveled to Tanzania and Zambia.

In my graduate studies, I’m interested in exploring community food security and sustainable agriculture in relation to landscape. I’m excited to work with ESLARP and study the food resources available in East Saint Louis.

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