Yesterday student gardeners helped gather the final harvest of the season! We pulled up two full boxes of radishes, some beets, kale, lettuce and chives. We have so many radishes that we are donating some to Haverford’s Dining Services, so look out for the local pink veggie in the DC!
This harvest represents the end of another very successful season in which we produced a variety of crops, increased student involvement in the garden, and provided food for students living in the apartments, including community housing such as Ehaus and Quaker House. In order to celebrate this feat Ehaus will be using the veggies harvested in the weekly Thursday community dinner. Community dinner is open to anyone and takes place at 6:30 in Apartment 15.
With the end of this season the Student Garden is beginning to look forward to many exciting things in the spring. We are planning to build a cold frame over one of the raised beds to extend the growing season and to expand the garden by planting an orchard and building a few more raised beds. We are also exploring options to get honeybees on Haverford’s campus! And as always we are looking for new ideas from anyone and everyone!
Isaac Ellman and Ruben Land pick lettuce.