In keeping with her long term strategy towards integrating her hometown and university, Erica was inspired to take action to foster campus-community coalition. Ericas Blueprint focuses on the transitioning of leadership and growth of the university’s campus-community garden. She is engaging students, faculty, staff and community members in growing and harvesting fruits and veggies, flowers and herbs. The university has two plots dedicated to fresh food donation programs; they also host educational events throughout the season. The Giving Garden at Eastern Michigan University is building support towards being a key player in the Shape Ypsilanti coalition.