CU-Boulder Students In New Dorm Focus On Sustainable Food

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"Mystery meat" -- and cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner -- are clichés associated with college dorm food.

But University of Colorado students living in a new, eco-friendly-themed dorm are planning a community garden where they can grow their own vegetables and herbs and then cook with them in a shared kitchen.

The students involved in residential academic programs in Williams Village North, which opened this fall, also take extracurricular field trips to the farmers market and will be having a chili cook-off next week with their locally grown produce, said Susan Clarke, a residential academic program faculty director.

And, earlier this week, an organic farmer gave a talk over dinner -- the first in an occasional series that will also include local chefs.

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