Tuesday, September 15, 2009

GroW Community Garden Groundbreaking

Well we did it!! GW finally has a community garden. Our groundbreaking went off perfectly and was such a great collaboration between students, administrators and community members.

About 20 students were there; Office of Sustainability; Office of Real Estate;the Landscape Design Program which designed the actual garden; Office of Community Service; School of Public Health; Mrs. Knapp; our financial supporter David; and some other interested community members. The Hatchet as well as media relations from GW covered the groundbreaking.

A few speeches were given and then it was time to get down and dirty. Our fearless volunteers helped fill the remaining beds with soil and compost and then we direct seeded some fall crops. We planted endive, lettuce, radishes, swiss chard, spinach, and turnips. We have been watering the garden every day since and hope to see some baby plants very soon.

We will be maintaining the three beds until more are built and we can move into phase 2 of planting the rest of the garden. For now, this is a great way to kick off the fall and thank you to everyone who helped make the day a success.

Look for more picture soon as our crops start to come in.

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