The Colgate Community Garden hosted a Welcome Party on June 9 (Sunday), on one of the few sunny days of the past several weeks. Almost 40 people were in attendance. Many of them came early on to help with some garden tasks, while others joined the group for the community dinner that followed the work session.
The volunteers were led by garden interns Skylar Lindsay ’15, Gabe Block ’15 and garden consultant Beth Roy. Tasks included weeding, planting squash, melons, and pumpkins.
After the work was done, participants stuck around for a dinner party. Pizzas were provided by Oliveri’s Pizzeria. Fresh herbs were snipped from the herb garden and used on top of the pizzas. Thyme, oregano, and even chives were used to add a little extra flavor.
The Colgate Community Garden garden team hopes to host more work parties/community dinners over the summer and fall growing seasons. For more information, follow the Colgate Community Garden on Facebook, Twitter, or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.