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Haverford College

Greening Haverford

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

  • Wiki

    Haverford Garden Wiki

    We will work collaboratively to record all the knowledge and skills necessary to sustain the garden.
  • The Best Harvest

    Harvest Time

    Peppers, green beans, basil, tubers and more! View Photos of the garden's best harvest, summer of 2010.

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.

  • Perks of Farming

    One of the many perks of taking care of a farm is the delicious, fresh, local, organic food. Each day, I come home with an armful of kale, a handful o... Read More

    Posted on July 28 2015
  • The Farm in Bloom

    After weeks of weeding, watering, and waiting, the farm is finally in bloom. The squash and cucumbers seemed to appear out of nowhere, ripe and delici... Read More

    Posted on July 18 2015
  • Colors

    ... Read More

    Posted on July 6 2014