Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.62
Liaison Teshome Molalenge
Submission Date Sept. 17, 2013
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Bridgewater College
ER-T2-2: Organic Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Robyn Puffenbarger
Associate Professor-Biology Department Chair of Biology
Biology
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Does the institution have an on-campus garden where students are able to gain organic farming and/or gardening experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the garden:

The Campus Community Garden was initiated by students, faculty and staff to engage and enhance our community about the natural world, to promote local and organic food and provide our students a live lab on gardening and sustainable choices.

New Community Project (NCP) students started working the community garden in 2011, but any student is welcome to help. In 2011 and 2012, students planted a crop of greens, mainly spinach, in late February for harvest in May, just before graduation. The garden provided a bountiful harvest of spinach for two years, and the plans are to plant and harvest another round of greens in 2013. In the fall of 2012, students were involved with composting, cover-cropping and other organic techniques to feed the soil. In 2011 and 2012, students did a service project to gather leaves for the garden while accepting donations for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. In 2012, students collected $310 in monetary donations which equals approximately 1200 meals for the community. The community garden is part of the Ultimate Environmental Task Force (UETF) student club on campus.


The website URL where information about the garden is available:

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