hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Collegeville, PA: New Community Garden

  • Subject: [cg] Collegeville, PA: New Community Garden
  • From: adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 14:31:22 -0400

Tue Apr 19 07:37:00 2005 Pacific Time

      Organic Garden at Ursinus College Is Growing a Community
       COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., April 19 (AScribe Newswire) -- Earth Week is a year-long commitment for Katherine Diana, an Ursinus College junior who has been planning and planting the college's new organic garden as its first growing season gets underway. The garden began as a greening project for a class, Issues in Environmental Studies, and evolved last year into a research project for Ursinus' flagship undergraduate research program, Summer Fellows. 
       "My hope is that the garden will provide academic research opportunities, a community atmosphere, and produce for our campus food service, while promoting sustainable agriculture and environmental awareness," said Diana, of Robbinsville, N.J. 
       For her efforts the Garden Club of America recognized the project with its Award for Summer Environmental Studies. She is one of five students in Ursinus College's Environmental Studies program who recently received accolades and scholarships, including two of the nation's 80 Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarships for excellence in environmental studies. 
       Since Ursinus' Environmental Studies major was launched five years ago, a growing environmental awareness on campus has been marked by recycling, new classes, research ongoing community ecosystem restoration projects, a recent grant shared with the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy in Schwenksville and projects including the organic garden, where volunteers from environmental studies classes helped build a fence and raise beds. By mid-May, the garden will be fully transplanted with seedlings raised in the greenhouse of Thomas Hall, the life sciences building. Short green shoots of herbs, tomatoes, foxglove, zinnias, peppers, and marigolds are beginning to peep out of the soil. The garden will also include raspberries, strawberries, zucchini, beans, peas, cucumbers, lettuce, spinach, and other flowers. 
       Diana will oversee volunteers caring for and harvesting the garden this summer. She hopes it can become a source of community and outdoor education for Ursinus, and has talked with the college food service about using the herbs and vegetables, and hopes to gain support of the community as the garden grows. 
       "I am excited to work on this project not only because I love gardening, but also because it has generated so much interest and cultivated positive relationships," she said. Ursinus, founded in 1869, is a highly selective, nationally ranked, independent, coeducational, liberal arts college, located on a scenic, wooded 165-acre campus, 28 miles from Center City Philadelphia. 
       - - - - 
       CONTACT: Wendy Greenberg, Ursinus Media Relations, 610-409-3300 

The American Community Gardening Association listserve is only one of ACGA's services to community gardeners. To learn more about the ACGA and to find out how to join, please go to http://www.communitygarden.org

To post an e-mail to the list:  community_garden@mallorn.com

To subscribe, unsubscribe or change your subscription:  https://secure.mallorn.com/mailman/listinfo/community_garden

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index