History of the Campus Organic Garden
In the Spring of 2007 several students, working with the Environmental Sustainability Office were granted permission to build an organic garden on campus! The PSGA gave the group a grant of $6,000 to buy the materials necessary for start-up. On May 2, 2008 over 35 people came out to help build the garden! Using the money granted by the PSGA, as well as local donations, the volunteers, under the careful guidance of Charles Wellcome (Capital Facilities Project Manager and avid gardener) the volunteers built a 50 ft by 50ft enclosure and eight 4ft by 8ft planting beds.
The first season:
In the fall semester of 2008, we hired a campus garden coordinator to keep things going throughout the year and our first coordinator, Rachel Howson, has done a great job!
In addition to the Squash, peas, beets, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, strawberries and herbs, the campus garden is also the latest effort of the
We are looking forward to expanding all of these great programs at the