Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.29
Liaison Holly Andersen
Submission Date March 30, 2022

STARS v2.2

Bennington College
IN-7: Community Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

A brief description of the institution’s community garden:

The community garden offers garden plots (30x30 ft typically, but often half of a plot) to any member of the community (faculty, staff, emeritus, student) as personal/family garden space. We have been doing this for over 30 years now.

Only requirement is that they're around for enough of the summer to tend it reasonably (thus, not viable for a lot of students).

No website; basic guidelines are that we work on generally organic principles and gardeners are pretty much responsible for all management. The College has been willing to support with provision of mulch and an occasional load of compost/manure.

Website URL where information about the community garden is available:
Estimated number of individuals that use the institution’s community garden annually:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The ecology professor has been organizing the community garden and managing it for the past 30 years.

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