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Office of Science Outreach

Gardens in the City

Most food is grown on farms and most people live in cities.  We take for granted that the shelves of our grocery stores will always be stocked.  This separation between where our food is produced and where it is consumed poses a set of very interesting problems.  Campers will explore food production problems that occur in cities with large population growths. They will test various methods of food plant growth, as well as a potential solution to current food production limitations within a fictional city. On the final day of camp we will come together to share our ideas about sustainable food systems and what it means for how we live and what we eat


The camp will be held in the Sonderegger Science Center on the Edgewood College Campus. The science center is a K-16 building that serves science students of all ages. 1000 Edgewood College drive, Madison, WI

Time and dates

June 18-22 1 pm - 4 pm


Must be entering grades 4 - 6 during the 2018 school year

Camp Leader

Kirsten Webster

Leader Bio

Kirsten is a science teacher and graduate of Edgewood College where she was very active in our Office of Science Outreach helping to bring the joy of figuring things out to people of all ages. For the past 4 years she has been teaching science in Madison area schools and planning and teaching numerous summer science programs. 


$200 This includes registration, materials, and a simple snack.