June 24, 2011

A Green Harvest: Students, Faculty, and Staff Spend Summer Working the College’s Organic Garden

The Lafayette College Organic Garden covers two acres on Sullivan Trail just south of the Metzgar Fields Athletic Complex. One acre is a community garden for Lafayette faculty, staff, and families to tend their own plots. The other section is where students work together spring through fall to grow healthy produce without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

The garden is part of the College’s food loop project, which involves composting food waste from Lafayette’s dining halls that is then used to fertilize the crops grown in the garden, which are served in the dining halls. Extra produce is donated to the Safe Harbor homeless shelter. The project has received numerous grants and national recognition.

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