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FSU Community Garden

FSU Community Garden

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FSU Community Garden

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  1. FSU Community Garden Robert AuclairJustin PaladiniMelissa Price Jeremiah Xavier

  2. Garden of Eat’n • Purpose? -To provide food and education to the Framingham community • Long term goal -Expand the garden within available space and then add satellite locations throughout campus

  3. The Plan

  4. Where

  5. Construction • Supplies • Wire Fence • Shovels • Raised Beds • Building Materials • Supplies • Tomato Cage • Seeds • Bone Meal • Hose

  6. Garden Layout 16’ 3’ 4’ Mint Cilantro 14’ 8’ Tomato Squash 2’ 3’ Basil Mint

  7. TomatoesBrandywine • 4 plants • Dining Commons • Sauce, soups, raw, etc. • Rich in Lycopene • Vibrant red color • So easy to be grown that they can even grow upside down

  8. Summer SquashZucchini • Grows fast • Folate • Carotenoids • Dining Commons • Grilled, sautéed, baked etc. • May reduce chance of type 2 diabetes

  9. Herbs

  10. Estimated Yield * The quantity of herbs can not be estimated in lbs. Estimating 15-20 cups per herb per season. -All vegetables weighed by food lab scales

  11. Staffing

  12. Advisory Board Note: Done in alphabetical order

  13. Megan Carroll • Duties • Scientific approach to planting • Biological consultant to campus garden • Meeting with advisors twice a season

  14. Ralph Eddy • Duties • Relays importance of community garden to the Dining Commons • Incorporates new menu choices • Evaluates garden with advisory board

  15. Warren Fairbanks • Duties • Oversees maintenance of garden construction • Convey information to Grounds Crew • Presides over garden during summer months • Evaluates garden with advisory board twice a semester

  16. Carl Hakansson • Duties • Delegation of duties to Green Team • Relaying of carbon footprint to staffing • Evaluates garden with advisory board twice a semester

  17. Karen McGrail • Offers input on a practical level • Promotes education with local students • Instructs adolescent groups on garden importance • Evaluation of garden twice a semester

  18. Professor Schwartz • Duties • Advising of the nutritional education of the garden • Teaching Food Citizenship • Evaluate the garden twice a semester

  19. FSU Green Team • Managing/ decision making group • Subgroup • Appropriating funds • Guiding construction and development • Recruitment of volunteers • Blog • Twitter, Facebook, and Four Square • Create group, events, photos, updates • Putting the garden to bed

  20. Educational Opportunities • Early childhood center/ elementary field trips • Provide vegetable “snack packs” for kids to sample • Food life cycle • Seed take home to grow their own • School Tours with Black & Gold leaders • Campus garden can be used as selling point to attract new students • Information kiosk located at garden site • Provide health benefits of vegetables and herbs • Importance of consuming locally grown, organic food

  21. Marketing

  22. Green Week • Time and Date- 3rd week of April • Advertisement in CC and at Green Fest • Menu modifications • Awareness Walk • Seed Planting Ceremony • Incentives for attendance for ceremony

  23. Sustainability • Advisory Board meetings • Blog inputs • Sleeping • Cull tomato and squash plants • Freeze protection

  24. Evaluation • Garden Blog • Kept throughout growing season • Provides data on crop yields • Useful tool for identification of what worked well and what can be improved for the following season

  25. Timeline

  26. Thank you very much!