Five hundred feet of drip tubing! Thanks to “Mr. Heritage Garden” (the handy Steve Gavin) it is now going to be a lot easier to water all the thriving veggies (and fruits: we have watermelon and blackberries on their way!).
Student Kimmie O. stopped by to say “hi” … asked “is there anything I can do to help” … and next thing you know, she is hauling wheelbarrow loads of recycled campus trees to make paths between the garden beds (and cover the drip tubing to keep folks from tripping on it).
Thanks Kimmie! Stop by any time!
Other visitors today: Dr. David Loy, Assistant Prof. of Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics. He stopped by on his way from the parking lot to Beta; we chatted about many things, including garden-related philosophy and theology. He suggested an outdoor food prep area … where we could learn to can/preserve tomatoes (and other garden bounty). Yes! That will definitely go on our “garden wish list” as we work on a long-term plan for the Heritage Garden.
And what a nice surprise to have Cecilia and Kevin from our food services company stop by with great ideas about composting cafeteria “trimmings” … and maybe even an “Eat Local” day during the fall semester … when the caf will feature Heritage Garden produce.
Lots to look forward to! In the meantime … if you need kale … the Heritage Garden has it.