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.