METZ SUPPORTS THE SEED RIBBON CUTTING BY PROVIDING MORE THAN 850 POUNDS OF FOOD TRIMMINGS FOR COMPOSTING
On Friday, April 27, Metz participated in the “Earth Month Celebration at the SEED.” The celebration included a ribbon cutting for the SEED: Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) campus garden and outdoor sustainability classroom.
SEED, which stands for Sustainability Education and Engagement Destination, is an outdoor living and learning space where students, faculty, staff, and community members participate in growing food plants, pollinators, and fruits; composting and building soil, and engaging in various workshops to learn about sustainable living.
Leading up to the Ribbon Cutting, Metz partnered with FAMU’s Sustainability Institute to provide more than 850 pounds of food trimmings for the garden’s compost. The trimmings were collected weekly from excess waste in the Residence Dining Hall.
At the ribbon cutting, Tripp Goodwin setup a beautiful colorful display in the refreshment tent. To align with the theme of the event and eliminate waste, Goodwin ordered utensils that were Eco-friendly and could be thrown in the compost after they were used. The guests were excited to learn about other sustainability and Eco-friendly initiatives that Metz implements. Students also seemed really excited about the re-usable containers that are offered at the Chef’s Table, Orange Room, President’s Dining Room.