The George Mason University Child Development Center Garden and Greenhouse serves as a place for learning and exploration for the university community. College service learners, children, child development staff, and child development center parents are involved in helping the garden become a flourishing success. The garden also provides opportunities for the children to learn many disciplines. The college students will also gain experience in project management, leadership, and working in teams. As the garden grows, we hope that people involved will gain an appreciation for the natural world and also for where their food comes from.
Gardening began at the old location of the CDC in the 1990s. The Garden then got restarted in 2008 with a few tomatoes and a pumpkin patch. In 2010, a more developed garden was created with the support from GreenWorks! and the Office of Diversity Programs and Services.