There are about a dozen students/faculty who are involved on a regular basis, but there have been many more who have helped from time to time - as the number of likes and comments shows. This is only our second semester growing, so we're all still figuring out best practices together as we go. Right now we've got lettuce, carrots, radishes, broccoli, tomatoes, rosemary, basil, cilantro, and spinach. Last semester we had corn, grapes, beans, and cantaloupe. As awareness of the garden grows we hope that professors will begin to incorporate it into their classes more often - right now we have students using the space to study composting and decomposition, and another group using it to which soil temperatures are more conducive to growth. People who work in the garden get first pickings, otherwise we hand things out - once we figure out how to better deal with wildlife (squirrels mainly) and can maintain a larger healthy crop I think we'd like to start a little market.
Even though we're competing for the grant, I want you to know I think you guys are great and wish you the best! See you soon, I'm sure!
Thank you for all the votes!
We currently operate on $1000 a year. Another $1000 then doubles our budget, so we'd be able to do twice as much; build more beds, add a greenhouse, expand our composting efforts, etc. And we always need to buy soil, replace broken equipment, repair fences, etc. All of your basic run of the mill garden operations.
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