Carr Hall Garden

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History

The garden is a hands-on learning and teaching garden for the Allegheny campus and community. Ground was broken in February of 2013 for the  nearly 3000 square feet of fruits, veggies, and herbs located on the South side of Carr Hall.  A special thanks goes out to Kate Darby’s Spring 2012 Seminar for their hard work creating the plan for the garden!

About the Garden

CompostCycleA part-time Garden Manager, Kerstin Martin, student workers, and volunteers all work together raising organic and sustainable food for Parkhurst Dining Services. Any leftover scraps are then turned into compost which provide nutrients to raise the next crops for the garden.

 Using this sustainable system the Carr Hall Garden produces a variety of crops. Leafy       greens such as lettuces, arugula, spinach, bok choy, and chard have grown very well in the first few months of production! Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and broccoli are growing strong in the height of summer. Herbs, blueberry and raspberry bushes are also planted around the garden.

Related Course

  • Soil to Plate
  • Entomology
  • Freshman Seminars on food-related issues

 

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