The New Farm
The land gifted to the the Educational Garden began development in April, 2013! The Garden Crew planted a 40+ fruit and nut orchard at the farm. We also planted grape and kiwi vines, a strawberry plot under low-hoops, and a potato plot.
The summer 2013 workers continued to develop by adding melons, gourds, and squash to the land, and by raising a high tunnel which extended the growing season!
The Garden Crew for 2014 pushed onward towards developing the farm by planting raspberries, more strawberries, blueberries, asparagus, and garlic. Professor Vivian also added beehives, complementing the three he already had at the Garden House. Similarly, Brad Sturgeon added a sweet potato plot for a SOPHIA project.
A Plan for the Mini-Farm
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Featured on Monmouth College's home page currently is an article about Will Terrill's independent study project which was a plan of development for the 6 acres of land gifted to the MC garden. Read more about it here.
We are very excited about this plan for the new farm and have begun development for the land based around the model to the left, created by Will Terrill.
MCEG Inherits 6 Acres
Judge Scott Klukos, who passed away in December of 2011, donated to the college a 6 acre plot of land on the edge of town to used by the MC garden. It is currently in the process of being converted into a mini-farm and teaching facility over the next ten years.