While we have harvested lots of tomatoes, zucchinis, cabbages, peppers, and kale this summer and shared it with our campus community and partners, there are some non-human beneficiaries of the garden bounties as well. After taking his “Child-Animal Studies” students to the garden this past week for class, some of the students brought home extra kale to feed to their pets, including these guinea pigs owned by ABEC student Kylie McCloskey!
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.
October means that cold weather is coming and with it the garden’s chance to rest for the winter!
Partners of the East-West community garden will put the garden to bed on Friday, October 19, 5:00-7:00pm.
We will harvest whatever is left of the veggies, take stock of how the summer went, clean up the beds, eat some snacks, and talk about our hopes for next year!
(Is it too early to start planning on what seeds to buy?)
On Friday the garden had a visitor! Marissa Verdi, a Canisius College alumna, met with Katie to discuss seed strategy.
Marissa came from Garden Trends of Harris Seeds in Rochester to share her expertise in garden design and community garden functionality.
Canisius’ Under The Dome blog covered the meeting.
We are grateful for all this help and support from Canisius graduates!
The garden is making lots of food! These days we are picking lots of cabbage, a few bell peppers, some lettuce, and loads of tomatoes and kale.