- The garden concept originated as an ENST 480 student report
by Megan Cronin '10, Teddi Hofmann '10, Maria Kryachko '10 and Kate Pavelich '10. Many individuals and student groups rallied behind the idea, including the Class of 2010 who dedicated their class gift towards the startup cost of the proposed garden, and Green Thumbs
(club leaders Emily Sabo '11 and Halley Parry '11, adviser Professor Chris Henke
- On June 2, 2010, ground was broken beside the Newell Apartments and the Colgate Community Garden became a reality. Two student interns (Stacey Marion and Rob Jeffrey) were hired to manage the garden.
- The garden was moved from its location by the Newell Apartments to Route 12B, south of the Townhouse Community, to avoid frequent flooding and to provide room for a greenhouse.
- The greenhouse collapsed due to Winter Storm Stella. While it is unfortunate, the garden team are currently thinking of exciting ideas with what to replace the greenhouse with.
- The garden welcomed its new residents - honey bees! Students concerned with the local honey bee population collaborated with Chartwells, the university's dining services, to bring two beehives to the garden. This also resulted to the creation of the Beekeeping Club
with president Isabel Dove '19 and club adviser Professor Ian Helfant
(who owns 10 hives himself!).