The Centre Garden
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The Centre Garden (2010), holds eight three-feet by eight-feet beds and is located behind the Emeritus House on Maple Avenue. At optimum rates, the garden will produce 50 pounds per raised bed.
Bethany Pratt (pictured above) was among the students who first brainstormed about creating a Centre garden, above.
The idea was planted in the fall of 2009. Bring an organic garden to Centre’s campus to promote a culture of sustainability through the provision of produce to the student dining facility.
“I knew lots of others on campus had similar opinions and I’ve seen other colleges that grow their own food. I thought it would be heading the right direction for Centre if we started our own garden,” Josh Moore ’10 says.
After his speaking with several campus officials and environmental studies major Bethany Pratt ’10, the idea grew. “We developed a plan and decided if we wanted to get things going we needed to get a group of younger individuals who would be here for more time,” Pratt says.
The seeds of this idea are now sprouting, thanks to the labor from members of Centre’s first student garden organization, Centre Garden Research Through Organic Ways of Sustainability (GROWS). The group formed early spring term in an effort to cultivate student interest in on-campus gardening.
Search Centre’s website for Centre Grows A Green Garden and read full story from the news archives.