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Hamilton Community Breaks Ground at New Farm Garden

Posted November 20, 2007
Tags Community Garden Sustainability

Cold weather and snow flurries didn't keep gardening enthusiasts away as the inaugural fall planting of the Community Farm Garden took place on Nov. 17. Approximately 25 gardeners, including students, faculty and President Joan Hinde Stewart, braved temperatures in the 30s and a fresh snow to plant a great variety of flower bulbs and a number of beds of garlic.
 
Gardeners turned over a total of eight beds, which will become the garden entrance when the area is fenced in the spring. The bulbs and garlic were primarily donated by Hamilton's food service provider Bon Appétit, tools were borrowed from Physical Plant and supplemental contributions came from members of the Hamilton community. Organizers expressed gratitude for the generous support of the community in all forms - tool and plant donations, labor and general advice and support.

As winter approaches, and the snow moves in to stay, outdoor activities at the Farm Garden will pause for the season, but planning continues for a successful start-up in the spring. Coming in the spring will be a chance to sign up for individual plots in the garden, an opportunity to sign up for CSA shares and many opportunities to come out to the Farm Garden and get your hands dirty.

For more information, details on donations, or to get involved over the winter please contact: garden@hamilton.edu

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