August 22, 2012 Facebook Twitter Linkedin

Story submitted by Graham Casselman (Environmental Intern, Physical Plant)

As students begin to arrive on campus and classes begin, the newest addition to campus is taking root. The King’s Community Garden is a welcome addition to our vibrant campus and will develop new skills and foster knowledge both in and out of the classroom. The garden is located behind the International House and will consist of four raised beds. The first, limited harvest is expected to be in mid-October and plans are to be in full production by early April 2013. The intention of the garden is to become a place where classes can engage in topics relating to food security and social justice. This garden project showcases King’s support towards new environmental projects on campus.

The project was due in part to the dedicated work of KUCSC Environmental Commissioner Skylar Franke. Her hard work paid off and the project received grants to assist with the construction of the garden. The project was supported by Michael Tattersall (Director, Physical Plant), Graham Casselman (Environmental Intern), Jason Austin and his team assisted in the construction of the raised beds. Jessica Roder Robertson from Wild Craft Permaculture provided her expertise on seasonal planting, crop rotation and placement of the raised beds.

Students, faculty and staff who are interested in volunteering can follow the King’s Community Garden Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KingsCommunityGarden , stay up do date with the gardening blog http://kingscommunitygarden.wordpress.com/ or email environment@kucsc.com. Stay tuned for the next gardening event.