Student Environmental Groups
The Haverford Garden Initiative is a student organization with a mission to create food gardens and similar green spaces on campus for the benefit and use of the Haverford community.
They seek to reconnect the Haverford community to the physical landscape and to the process of food production that is rooted in the land. By providing spaces for sustainable food production and education, the Haverford Garden Initiative contributes to Haverford's commitment to environmental sustainability. We envision the gardens as both academic and recreational spaces where students and other community members can work alongside one another for fun, for educational purposes, or for research projects.
More concretely, they are currently responsible for the Student Garden found in the Haverford College Apartments (off of Ardmore Avenue). Their organization is successfully growing a large quantity of vegetables including tomatoes, green beans, peppers, lettuces, cucumbers, potatoes, radishes, beets, onions, peas, cauliflower, and herbs.
Inside the HGI
Generative Gardening Blog
Anna Menon '12 will be working with the CPGC on maintaining the student garden at HCA and researching American agricultural policy and problems, as well as civil society reactions to current food crises.
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