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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.

  • New Raised Beds, Saving Seeds, and Potted Veggies.

      These dressers were found in the facilities dumpster. The one above will serve as a mini green house for lettuce and other low growing plants c... Read More

    Posted on July 30 2013
  • The Farm Behind 22

    Free for the picking, this community garden will produce tomatoes now till early august cabbage in a couple weeks peppers in august and some corn, mus... Read More

    Posted on July 27 2013
  • Organic Insecticide

    I applied an insecticide made of hot pepper, natural soap, garlic, lemon peel, and water to a variety of plants that were being damaged by aphids and... Read More

    Posted on June 20 2013