Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.56
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colgate University
IN-7: Community Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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A brief description of the institution’s community garden:

Established on June 2, 2010, with seed money from the Class of 2010, the garden has been a community asset since its inception. The garden is a social, research, educational, and food production space, supervised by Garden Manager Beth Roy and tended by student interns, Colgate faculty and staff, and volunteers from campus and the broader community.

Thanks to the Colgate Bee Club and Professor Ian Helfant, the garden features an apiary. Additionally, there are 12 raised garden beds for community members, production crops, and a new Three Sisters garden (corn, squash, and beans), which was dedicated in May by Angela Ferguson, the current supervisor of the Onondaga Nation Farm. The idea for the Three Sisters Garden emerged from inspired students in Professor Henke’s ENST 390 course after they read Braiding Sweetgrass, the 2021 Colgate Community Read.

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