THE MONMOUTH COLLEGE EDUCATIONAL GARDEN
Right now in the garden...
It's a new season and the garden is going through changes. This years summer crew of five Bota, Bea, Cyril, Francisca, and Sho are maintaining the garden, but are putting much of their efforts in towards the development of the Monmouth College Farm. This summer we are working hard toward providing more fresh produce for our community. You can find us every Friday out at the Monmouth's Farmers' Market at 122 W Boston Ave, Monmouth, IL.
News from the garden:
New Garden Flyer!
Check it our here!
Featured in the Chicago Tribune
We are very excited about the recent article published about the project by the Chicago Tribune. Check out the article and a nice video here.Thanks to Jodi Cohen and Chris Sweda for the pleasant visit, as well as the lovely article and footage.
Featured on WQAD-TV
A quick video about the garden, featuring the House residents of Spring 2013, thanks to a visit from WQAD!
Watch it here.
Article Published in The Radish
Jane Carlson, a good friend of the garden, just wrote and published a very nice article on the MCEG and its crew in The Radish, a local health magazine. Check it out
The Garden is where we have an orchard, grape arbor, a herb garden, and other vegetables where we mostly eat from and allow faculty and staff from Monmouth College and close friends to pick from.
This spring with the help of many friends we planted fields of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb on the farm! We have just planted asparagus as well! Check out the Farm page for more information!
If I Stop By, What Can I Do?
Our five summer gardeners (Bota, Bea, Cyril, Francisca and Sho) are available
on the weekdays for tours and questions. Check out our chalkboard signs every Tuesday from 4:30p-6p regarding what is ready to be picked and eaten! As always, if you would like to learn to garden, we are happy to assist!
Monmouth College has renewed its membership for a third year with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE has a wealth of information, including projects going on at other campuses, opportunities to connect with other students and faculty, and information on local and national conferences. Please use this resource by creating an account today! All you have to do is:
1) Go to http://www.aashe.org/
2) In the upper right hand corner, select "Create an Account"
3) Follow the steps and you are done!