UTD Eco Hub

Coming Fall 2021

A trio of students, one of whom holds a basket full of vegetables.

The Office of Sustainability is actively building the UTD Eco Hub which will be a hive for student leadership for sustainability on campus and in our community. The facility is located next to the new water tower on Synergy Park Blvd across from Point North Park.

The facility will feature about 20,000 square feet of high quality soil, built with the compost that was on site from the compost operations at the location, and an apiary where students can participate in the care for the honeybees while learning from UTD’s experts, Dr. Scott Rippel and Dr. Christina Thompson.

A student in gardening gloves clipping a plant using a pair of shears.

The UTD Eco Hub is intended to be student led, with the primary focus of the microfarm being food production for food insecure communities through the Comet Cupboard and the North Texas Food Bank. We also expect that the Eco Hub will become an area for students interested in sustainability issues to convene, provide service, build community, and provide education and outreach to peers.

Interested in learning more and getting involved with the launch of the UTD Eco Hub? Every semester we look for 20 student leaders to volunteer recurringly on the farm 10 hours each month and on regularly scheduled work days.