Garden Closing for the Winter

On Friday, October 19th, a small group of faculty, staff, students, and community partners gathered to close down the East-West Community Garden for the fall and winter months. We harvested the rest of the tomatoes (there were lots!), removed remaining plants for composting,┬áspread hay on sites where we will be adding features in the fall, and pondered how far we have come in our first year. Neighborhood resident Verne, and community partner Joseph (Congolese Community of Buffalo) were there to help and talk about next year’s plans. Undergraduate students Jay Cooney (ABEC), Carter Keegan (Environmental Studies), and Aly Colangelo (Environmental Science) were there to help out, too! Thanks to everyone else who came and helped out.

While we are done harvesting for the year, we already begin work getting ready for the spring. If you would like to be involved in some way, including potentially using a raised bed, please contact us at

Campus Conversations on Sustainability

Wednesday, Oct 17, 11:45- 1:00, Regis North

Come to hear about the updates on Sustainability Initiatives across campus; including the work on the Community Garden, fall harvest and spring planting plans. We will also introduce a discussion on Ignatian Ecological Pedagogy and ways to engage the college and surrounding community around these issues. A simple vegetarian lunch will be provided. Click here the learn more about Ecological Pedagogy.

Wednesday, Nov 14, 11:45- 1:00, Regis North

Come join us as we discuss the results of the Mission Examen with committee member and history professor, Dr. Kathleen Smythe, from Xavier University, as we engage the tenants of Ignatian Pedagogy and consider ways to employ these ideas in our classes, work with students, and the community. A simple vegetarian lunch will be provided.