Thursday, November 10, 2011

Aaand we're back!

The Eckerd College Campus Garden blog is back up and running! New updates will be posted soon with pictures of our freshly painted, planted, and beautifully growing garden for the 2011-12 school year!

Until we get pictures up though, here's a short list of what's new in the garden this year:
  • Three Sisters Garden - This is a round bed that combines horticultural techniques of low-growing squash and pumpkins, tall-growing corn, and climbing beans to utilize natural plant structures
  • Keyhole Garden - Specialized walled off garden for different types of plants
  • Trees - We have tons of trees that are helping to act as windbreaks in the field, including Crape Myrtles, figs, a banana tree, avocado, and citrus
  • Berries - We have a huge blackberry teepee now
  • Herb Spiral - Newly refurbished from last semester
  • Compost - Restarting the composting system, with compost bins purchased from our Carbon Offset Fund for every dorm complex. There will be a team starting up to collect compost once a week.
  • Art - We are working on painting all the beds and beautifying the garden with flowers, artwork, and more.
  • Cultural Bed - Most of our plants are heirloom or native varieties, but we have one bed for more exotic plants from around the world, including Venezuelan Peppers
  • Peanuts! - We are experimenting with growing peanuts, just 'cause it looked like fun. :-)
More updates later, so stay tuned!


P.S. Until we get pictures up, enjoy this photo montage from last year's growing season:

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