Monday, June 8, 2009

Community Garden Farm Stand Every Thursday on Campus!

   We will be selling produce every Thursday June-August from 12-1:30pm in front of the Campus Center on Chapin Lawn or inside the Campus Center (if it is raining). We will have an amazing collection of produce this season!
      Last week at our produce stand we had arugula, buttercrunch bib and red oak leaf lettuce, radishes, red russian and true siberian kale, collards, mizuna mustard greens and tat soi (an asian green) as well as seedlings that people could buy of lettuce, swiss chard, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and cosmos, just to give you an idea of how much we have!     Throughout this season you can expect to find all types of greens, especially swiss chard, lettuce, kale and collards coming up, garlic scapes as well as peas soon, we have garlic, beets, carrots, tomatoes and sweet and hot peppers in the ground, all kinds of herbs, basil and dill, corn, and a lot of beautiful flowers that we will be selling as well.
 Here are some pictures from last week's table. Hope to see you there! 


 

Field Trip to Laughing Dog Farm in Gill, MA.

Daniel, Divya, and Leylee have a farm in Gill, MA specializing in organic small-space techniques. You can visit their website here: http://www.laughingdogfarm.com/
We visited them on a field trip, met the amazing family and met the amazing goats! Here are some pictures...







Enclosed Ecosystem Exhibit at the Campus Center March-June

The Enclosed Ecosystem Exhibit was put up in the Campus  Center so that everyone could enjoy watching some of the Community Garden's seedlings grow in a community space at Smith, without even having to go the garden on Lyman Rd to see them. The seedlings of arugula, basil, kale, marigolds, mustard greens and spinach were in recycled bottles, self-contained, self-watering, self-sustaining ecosystems. Ours lasted over 2 and a half months up in the Campus Center without needing any water. They enjoyed the sunlight from the Campus Center's big glass windows so much that they eventually grew too big for our bottles and we had to take the display down. Hopefully, we will put the exhibit back up in the near future. Enjoy some pictures from the exhibit, below.