Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.07
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dickinson College
IN-7: Community Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Lindsey Lyons
Assistant Director
Center for Sustainability Education
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A brief description of the institution’s community garden:

The Dickinson College Community Garden is located on the west edge of campus at Dickinson Park. The enclosed garden presently contains 28 raised beds; smaller 4’x10’ beds, or larger 10’x10’ beds for those who are more ambitious. Included in the garden for community use are two water spigots and hoses, a tool shed with tools donated by Ames True Temper, a blueberry patch, strawberry patch and herb garden. Compost from the Dickinson College organic farm, and wood chips from the college arborists are periodically available for use. All community gardeners are responsible for sharing and maintaining these garden assets.

The growing season runs from March 1st to October 31st when all plots need to be “put to bed” for the winter. During the season periodic “All Hands” clean-up days are held in which gardeners are asked to attend to help maintain and keep the community areas weeded and cleaned up. Educational gardening workshops and talks hosted by area Master Gardeners are also presented throughout the season. Most of these events are free, and all are welcome to attend.

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