This fall started off with a great gardening session on Sunday, September 21st! Sustainable Life harvested crops that grew throughout the past spring and summer with the help of six amazing members. Most crops were planted in the spring with intent to send them to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts in Hatfield. Crops such as potatoes, onions, and squash were harvested on Sunday. In total there was 27lbs of Delicata and winter squash, 17 Lbs. of potatoes (Yukon and Chieftan), two quarts of Brussels sprouts, and a count of 13 yellow onions! Last Friday, the 26th, Mrs. Lucia and Billy Ashenden delivered the crops off to the local Food Bank.
Several other crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers, raspberries, and asparagus can be found in the garden. Sustainable Life has plans of pulling out the rest of the plants in the beds to prepare the soil for the winter by planting a cover crop. Hopefully this cover crop with help maintain the integrity of the soil throughout the cold weeks that will come.
Sustainable Life aims to inform students about their environmental impact in their community and campus. By gardening, students learn about the importance of becoming sustainable and where their food comes from. Gardening also provides students with a love for nature and its gifts. If you wish to join Sustainable Life in making a greater impact on our campus, and the environment, then stop by one of our Thursday night meetings in the Cox room at 5:45!