Lane Community College is committed to continual improvement in sustainable food and dining. Lane provides learning opportunities for the Culinary and Hospitality Management students and infuses it all with sustainability principles and practices.
The Renaissance Room is a student-run restaurant that provides a fine dining experience. The restaurant offers local, seasonal and sustainable cuisine. Most produce used by the Renaissance Room is grown on Lane's campus in our Learning Garden.
The Learning Garden is a student-led initiative that grows healthy, sustainable food for our campus community while providing learning, service, and leadership opportunities for students. In 2011-12, the Learning Garden provided 2664 pounds of produce to the Renaissance Room, Culinary Arts Classes, and Food Services while providing hundreds of students the opportunity to volunteer and learn about organic gardening.