Restaurant Associates (RA) has planted a small herb garden in the Elements Café, as part of the Sustainable Dining Program that was initiated last year, which focuses on using local and sustainable produce in the menus. Currently, the basil, tomatoes, thyme, oregano, rosemary, and various other herbs are growing nicely in innovative “Earth Boxes” that are specially designed for growing food plants in small spaces with minimal water usage.

RA will use the herbs and plants in their cooking right here on campus. It's about as fresh as you can get! You can take a look at the 20 Earth Boxes that have been planted and are currently located on the terrace outside Elements Café.