People like you who are interested in strengthening the resilience of our region
Time: June 30, 2010 at 9:30am to September 30, 2010 at 11am
Location: MCLA Campus
Street: Church Street
City/Town: North Adams
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Event Type: community, gardens
Organized By: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Latest Activity: Sep 24, 2010
MCLA Community Gardens Project
Every Wednesday and Friday mornings 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM.
June thru September
This year we have two community gardens on our campus which you are welcome to visit as well as work on and learn more about gardening.
THE MEDITATION GARDEN
Meditation Garden is located behind the Smith House, next to the Hoosac Lawn.
Summer volunteer work sessions for this flower, herb, tea, butterfly & bird-watching
garden will be held on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 - 11 AM, beginning on June 2.
Cassie Kessman is the steward for the Meditation Garden.
THE VEGETABLE GARDEN
The vegetable garden is located behind the Wellness Center and the Fine and Performing Arts Building on the MCLA Campus. Summer volunteer work sessions for this vegetable garden will be held on Friday mornings from 9:30 - 11 AM, beginning on May 28.
David Wilfore is the steward for the Wellness Community Garden.
COME PREPARED, LEARN AND ENJOY
Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes to volunteer work sessions. We also
recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, and water. Work gloves and tools will be
provided. The food, flowers, herbs and teas that are harvested will be
shared by garden volunteers. In the beginning you will not get a lot of
return for your investment of hard work, but as the summer progresses the
harvest will be richer and there will be more to divide and share.
Surplus food will be brought to Aramark Food Services and the Western
Massachusetts Food Bank.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Please feel free to invite others to our volunteer work sessions and to
send this announcement out to your mailing list(s). If you would like to
bring a group to the garden for a tour, a lesson, or demonstration on a
particular topic of interest to you, please let us know. We are
interested in developing some community programming around our project and
welcome your suggestions. Also, if there are artistic people among you,
we would love your help in creating some attractive signs for the gardens.
We also welcome those who would like to provide live music (unamplified)
for our work sessions.
We look forward to working and playing with you over the coming months.
Best wishes for a wonderful summer!
Emily DeMoor, Ph.D.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
375 Church St.
North Adams, MA 01247