The Vanderhaar Symposium Committee has generously donated funding to sponsor CBU’s community garden. As a garden within the GrowMemphis network, our new partnership with the Vanderhaar Symposium is a fitting tribute to the memory of Dr. Gerard Vanderhaar, CBU Professor Emeritus of Religion and Peace Studies, who spent his lifetime promoting peace through active nonviolence.
As we work together to address food sovereignty, nutritional education, and community rehabilitation, this partnership will allow CBU to continue to provide our campus community free healthy organic food, and provide our students with mentoring and leadership opportunities through community service outreach. In honor of Dr. Vanderhaar’s legacy, the garden has been renamed the CBU Community Peace Garden. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Sean MacInnes.