Listed below are links to local sustainability, energy, and the environment community partners. Many of these partners have joined the SEE Initiative for events and activities both on campus and in the Dayton community. Please take a moments and learn more about how you can get involved with organizations off-campus.
Local groups and organizations
Energy Visitor Center at the Dull Farm provides information on conserving energy and demonstrates many working alternative renewable energies.
Visit the Energy Visitor Center (www) >>
Email Dull Farm >>
Five Rivers Metro Parks is dedicated to protecting Greater Dayton’s natural heritage and to providing outdoor recreation and education experiences that inspire a lasting personal connection with nature.
Visit Five Rivers Metro Parks (www) >>
Five Rivers Metroparks - Grow with Your Neighbor helps Montgomery County urban residents develop and maintain community gardens and green projects, transforming vacant lots into productive open spaces.
Visit the Grow with Your Neighbor program (www) >>
Email the Grow with Your Neighbor program >>
Call Luci Beachdell at (937) 276-7053
PNC 2nd Street Market strives to promote sustainable, local food systems in order to shrink the ecological footprint of Montgomery County. Over 40 vendors: local growers, bakers, culinary specialists, and artisans fill the charming historic freight house.
Visit the PNC Second Street Market (www) >>
Garden Station is a volunteer-driven art park and community garden in downtown Dayton featuring sustainable building techniques and creative reuse.
Visit Garden Station on Facebook (www) >>
Email the Dayton Garden Station >>
Precious Planet Ministry Called by our Catholic faith, Precious Planet Ministry seeks to engage the members of St. Francis of Assisi in a dialogue about environmental issues and to encourage parishioners to be thoughtful steward’s of God’s creation. St. Francis of Assisi Church, Centerville.
Email Precious Planet Ministry >>
Radical Roots Farm is a small, diverse farm utilizing permaculture and agroforestry principles to bring beauty and food with primarily perennial crops. Barn again Lumber restoration company builds strawbales, sheds, greenhouses and human houses. Owned and operated by UD grad, Amy Batchman.
Email Radical Roots Farm >>
Smaller Footprint Farm grows produce, flowers, herbs and chickens for a 45 member CSA and local farmers’ market using natural and sustainable methods. Now accepting applications for summer apprentices.
Visit Smaller Footprint Farm on Facebook (www) >>
Email Smaller Footprint Farm >>
Call Doug & Kat Christen at (937) 767-9920
Stone's Throw Market is a Miami County food co-op. Become a member-owner and shop their online grocery.
Visit Stone's Throw Market (www) >>
Email Stone's Throw Market >>
Call Laura Hanson at (937) 838-4558