A group of students gathered at the Colgate Community Garden on April 21st to complete some tasks as part of the 13 Days of Green campus-wide events. More than 10 people came, ready to work, and ready to eat some delicious food after finishing the work.
The main task planned was building another raised garden bed inside the adjacent greenhouse. The students used their carpentry prowess (and some pretty snazzy new power tools) to put together a 2’ x 20’ x 12” raised bed made of local larch lumber. They then muscled some topsoil into the greenhouse to fill the bed so it will be ready to plant in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, other people added compost and manure to existing raised beds in the greenhouse to help add fertility to the soil. Outside the greenhouse, 4 old car tires were spray painted with various designs. These tires will later become planters for flowers!
When all was said and done, snacks were eaten, water was consumed, and good company was shared. The crew did a great job on the first official group work day of the 2016 garden season. Many thanks to all who participated!