Organic Garden Groundbreaking
Apr 26, 2010Concordia broke ground April 24 on its new organic garden, thanks to a combined effort of the Student Environment Alliance, Food Working Group and the history department.
The garden, located at the corner of 11th Street and 12th Avenue, will be used for educational purposes and to grow organic produce to be used in Concordia’s Dining Services and sold at the college’s fall farmers markets. The garden will include three themed garden beds, including pizza/taco and farmers market. Students, faculty and staff participated in throwing the sod to prepare the plot for the new garden.
“When you look at the curriculum angle, I really think the possibilities are amazing and endless,” says Dr. Gretchen Harvey, history assistant professor and member of the Food Working Group.
Harvey has created a senior capstone course to accompany the new garden. Students also will have opportunities for involvement with an internship program. Shane Sessions ’12, Minot, N.D., and Nathaniel Cook ’12, Hutchinson, Minn., will work in the garden this summer as the first interns.