As part of the sustainable food systems and campus effort, the waste reduction project on campus recycles in classrooms and the cafeteria and kitchen practice food waste monitoring and recycling.
SUDA planted three orchards in 2012-13, one on campus, one at Elmhurst Community Prep/Alliance and another at Stonehurst totaling over 60 trees. In 2013-14 SUDA will plant additional street trees at these three sites. Also, SUDA is developing a plant and tree propagation center and nursery.
Afterschool program where designers and architects work with students to evaluate and assess the sustainability of the school and create design projects to becoming more sustainable.
The Castlemont garden 32 beds, over 20 fruit trees, a green house and even a chicken coop as part of a sustainable food system on campus.
¾ Acre Urban Organic Produce Farm: A developing commercial farm to provide social entrepreneurship, urban agriculture training and healthy food.
Food preparation for the cafeteria and special events, including the farmer stand.
Functioning small business farm stand that serves local organic produce every Wednesday 1:30-4.
Developing “fablab” or fabrication lab that will house 3D printers, computer aided design routers, CNC cutters and a host of advanced manufacturing tools.
1000 sq. ft. former shooting range on campus that has been converted to a SMART aquaponics production facility where fish are used to grow food.