Community-Rooted Organic Produce Services (CROPS)
CROPS is a collaborative effort between the Earth
Ethics Institute (EEI) and the Institute for Civic Engagement and
Democracy at Miami Dade
College which began in 2009. The
goal of CROPS is to offer quality,
healthy, chemical free (certified organic) food
(locally or regionally grown when possible) to
the MDC community. In addition CROPS hopes
to educate the Miami Dade College community about the importance of consuming organic
EEI works with Verde Farm, offers only local produce and is operating
out of the Kendall Campus.
We have bi-monthly distribution which starts in the Fall Semester and
continues through April.
has served as many as 150
members annually at seven MDC campuses.
CROPS was established in 2009, several local, organic food initiatives
became available in the Miami area and EEI no longer felt the need to
offer organic produce at all college campuses.
To view how CROPS worked
from 2009-2014, go to the
CROPS historical page.
Currently, EEI will be offering organic seedlings for sale for those who
want to organic garden.
For more information about CROPS seedling sales and availability,
contact Heidi Lellelid at 305-237-7119 or at
Opportunities in Collaboration with CROPS
Service Learning Projects
Quality of Life
Lunch and Learn Posters
Newsletters by Campuses
Organic food is agriculture grown without the use of chemicals,
artificial additives, or treatments, such as conventional pesticides,
bioengineering, or ionizing radiation. Farmers focus on using renewable
resources and conserving soil and water in order to sustain the
environment. Organic farmers use natural fertilizers such as manure and
compost. There are many health and environmental benefits to eating
Learn more about
Miami-Dade County Farmers Markets and Local Food
new applicants, returning applicants, and applicants
updating their information, the application can be accessed
is also a compilation of
nutritional information on various
fruits and vegetables, along with
recipes. For resources, there are
we recommended that pertains to agriculture, health and the environment,
websites related to agriculture and food.
You can also
contact us by email.