COVID-19 has left most of the campus closed, but the harvesting has continued at R’Garden, and fresh fruits and vegetables are going to students who have remained on campus.

Anthony “Tony” Ruiz, a fourth-year student majoring in ethnic studies and one of two Green Campus Action Plan interns working at R’Garden, said he feels enormous pride when he sees students picking up R’Pantry grocery bags that include fruit or vegetables he helped to harvest. Ruiz’s internship was supported by the Green Campus Action Plan, which provides sustainability internships for undergraduates at UCR.