Friday, August 29, 2008

From Sara in the garden

Hey students, welcome back!

Since May, a lot of energy has gone into the College's garden and I wanted to highlight some of the new developments so that we're all on the same page and so that you can get involved, if you're excited about it.

  • Our food is being used by Food Service on a daily basis!

Potatoes, cherry tomatoes, basil, garlic, onions, garlic, winter squash, lettuce, and other crops are being artfully incoporated into dining hall dishes. We have delivered approximately $1500 of produce to Food Service to date.

  • The garden is still producing!

We are planning to harvest 1400 lbs. of winter squash, 600 lbs. of potatoes, and 300 lbs. of onions (and more other crops) for food Service before the growing season closes.

  • The garden is feeding the hungry!

Through a collaboration with the Regional Volunteer Food Pantry, the garden has provided approximately $350 worth of produce to needy folks in the area.

  • Community members are getting involved!

This summer the College hosted its first formal Commuity Garden program which served 9 community members and helped bring new people and energy into the College garden.

  • You can get involved, too!

We'd be grateful to have extra hands for harvesting, weeding, and other garden tasks. If you're interested in learning more about the gardens, on-campus food production, or want to get involved contact Sara: Don't be shy.

Let's dig potatoes together!

Sara Trunzo

Summer Gardener

1 comment:

John Z said...

Hey Sara, Hey Mick,

Unity College should be so proud of the beautiful and productive gardens and hoop houses on campus this year.

Nice job folks!