Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of posts in which past LEAP Action Grant recipients report on their projects. Application for 2022 awards are due April 4, and can be submitted through the CTLL awards portal: https://ung.edu/academic-engagement/for-faculty-staff/leap/index.php.

Susan Brantley is a Senior Lecturer in Biology.
Gary Adcox is Director of Campus Success and Strategic Initiatives.

“From Community Garden to Environmental Science Lab (Biology 1260L)” expanded a previous LEAP Grant project that had established a vegetable garden to supply the food pantry, Nigel’s Nest, with fresh food. The addition added a pollinator garden to the vegetable garden. This pollinator garden is used in Biology 1260L: Environmental Science Lab. Students conduct pollinator surveys, observe pollinators in action, and learn more about food insecurity in the community.