Colgate Community Garden interns Skylar Lindsay ’15 and Gabe Block ’15, along with Garden Consultant Beth Roy, hosted their first official tour of the season. About 10 students from Hamilton High School and their teacher, Johanna Bossard, came out to visit the garden and learn more about organic farming.
The students brought with them several flats of plants that they donated to the garden, along with one of CCG’s garden rakes that they had repaired in their welding class earlier that week. Plants that were donated included broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, tomatoes, thyme, oregano, basil, parsley, and squash. All plants were planted, cared for, and maintained by Hamilton Agriculture students.
In exchange for the plant donations, the CCG garden team has agreed to help water the outdoor garden beds that Hamilton High students have planted this spring. Over summer months, when school is not in session, the CCG team will water, weed, and harvest the Hamilton HS beds as needed.