Located in the Hemmingson Center, the Sodexo Grown greenhouse grows fresh produce year-round that is used in dining locations across campus. Hydroponic growing means the plants get everything they need from nutrient water circulated through their roots instead of from soil. This method conserves water, reduces runoff, increases yield, and allows for more variety in crops. Currently, the three-row greenhouse produces about 45 lbs of cucumbers a week. The Sodexo Grown greenhouse will undergo a large-scale renovation in Summer 2018.. After the multi-tiered system is running, yields will increase by over 250%. Contact us for information on tours, educational activities, and volunteer help.

KREM 2 was impressed by Sodexo’s greenhouse.

Local Sourcing

Zag Dining by Sodexo gets as much fresh food as possible from the local community. By partnering with organizations like LINC (Local Inland Northwest Cooperative) and Charlie's Produce, we offer organic, regionally local products throughout dining locations year round. We provide fair trade coffee through Craven's and Aspretto. Angus Meats helps us source protein from within 500 miles of Spokane. We also partner with local baking companies including Petit Chat and Just American Desserts. Follow Zag Dining on social media to stay informaed about local themed food specials and events.

Better Tomorrow 2025

Sodexo is a recognized leader in diversity, sustainability and wellness. We were named Global Sustainability Industry Leader in our sector for the 10th year in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and are the only company to have been in the top 2 of DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diverstiy list for five consecutive years. our success is due in part to our corporate sustainability roadmap, Better Tomorrow 2025. The Better Tomorrow Plan is Sodexo's global strategy for a better future with priorities for nutrition, health and wellness, the environment, local communities, and diversity and inclusion. Our Better Tomorrow 2025 commitments help us continue our journey as a business that enhanses quality of life and was developed in accordance with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Partnerships and Initiatives

Sodexo Makes it a priority to partner with organizations large and small to improve communities and progress the Better Tomorrow plan. Refer to these links for more information about Zag Dining's partners and initiatives. 

More Information

Questions? Contact the Zag Dining Sustainability Coordinator for more information!
Diana Lloyd-Jones, Sustainability Coordinator: