Power to the Plants: Organic Garden at the JKU

Round and Round the Garden: The JKU and Morgentaugärten are coming together to create a unique ‘campus’ in Auhof where JKU students and employees can grow their own organic vegetables.

[Translate to Englisch:] Prof. Meinhard Lukas/Rektor der Johannes-Kepler-Universität (re.) mit Biopionier Christian Stadler/Geschäftsführer MORGENTAU Biogemüse GmbH und MORGENTAUGÄRTEN-Initiator sowie v.l.: Univ.-Prof. Alois Birklbauer, Christian Stadler/Geschäftsführer MORGENTAU Biogemüse GmbH, Rektor Meinhard Lukas © MORGENTAU/Jasmina Rahmanovic

MORGENTAUCAMPUS is a unique cooperation between a university and “Morgentaugärten”, an urban farming project. The space is available to those interested and the university gives employees and students a unique opportunity to grow, enjoy, and harvest their own organic vegetables directly on campus – and with promised success.

JKU Rector Meinhard Lukas remarked, “We are pleased to welcome MORGENTAUCAMPUS urban farming at the JKU. The concept fits well into our campus enhancement philosophy in that the JKU is more than just a place to learn and work but also a living space. I believe MORGENTAUGÄRTEN will be an ideal partner to reach our goals.”

MORGENTAUGARTEN initiator Christian Stadler added, “Our MORGENTAUGÄRTEN urban farming concept is continuing to grow. This is our fourth season and we have 15 fields in urban areas. We have active fields in Upper Austria and Graz and we are opening two new fields in the city of Graz where there is good soil quality.”