University Sustainability Practices

The Garden Commons at ASU

The Garden Commons at ASU

Learn more about your impact

The Poly Garden Commons is ASU's community urban garden space located on the Polytechnic campus. Your support enables students to learn about sustainable food systems through the hands-on experience of planting, growing, harvesting, and sharing food from our urban gardens. The Garden Commons supports a farm stand on campus and provides produce to students at no cost, to staff at a nominal cost and to local food banks. You help fund planting supplies and tools for students to work in the garden, in addition to farm stand supplies and workshop and event supplies that engage and educate students, staff, and faculty about the benefits of urban gardening.

Impact of Donor Support

  • More learners can pursue higher education. In 2022, 22,000 donors contributed $66.3 million for scholarships.
  • More students succeed. ASU ranks #1 among the state’s public universities for its 86% first-year retention rate thanks in part to donor-funded student success initiatives.
  • And donors helped ASU offer more than 4,500 hours of free tutoring.

Our family believes in giving back and sharing the blessings we have received financially and through our time."

Dave Derminio

’74 BS in business, former ASU golfer who supports student-athletes through the Derminio Family Sun Devil Golf Scholarship

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