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Community Garden

The Colgate Community Garden was launched in June 2010. Researched, funded, planted, and harvested by students, the garden provides farm fresh vegetables and herbs to our main dining hall for all students to enjoy.
A class project grows to benefit an entire community
Produce from the half-acre garden, located adjacent to Newell Apartment #4 on College Street, is served on campus and also donated to the local food cupboard .

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The garden concept originated in 2009 when members of the Class of 2012 and ENST 480 students Megan Cronin '10, Teddi Hofmann '10, Maria Kryachko '10, and Kate Pavelich '10 completed a feasibility report as a class project.

The concept was then presented to and supported by the Sustainability Council.

Many individuals and several student groups rallied to the cause. The student group Green Thumbs, led the charge along with Club leaders Emily Sabo '11 and Halley Parry '11, adviser Professor Chris Henke, and sustainability coordinator John Pumilio. A 2010 Green Summit student group also helped carry the torch by dedicating their effort to the garden. 

Two student interns (Stacey Marion and Rob Jeffrey) were then hired to establish the garden. They in turn hired a consultant (Stacey Nagle) to assist them with this process. On June 2, 2010, ground was broken and Colgate's Community Vegetable Garden became reality.

Get Involved

To get involved with the community garden, get in touch with Green Thumbs, the student group primarily responsible for the garden and its operations. READ MORE