Saturday, May 12, 2012

A great year



Lots going on at the garden these days! We've had such an incredible year! It's amazing to see how far the garden has come within its first year of existence. It's thanks to all the individuals and groups who have made the project theirs! 

We'll soon be announcing our summer worktimes. We are so excited for this season! So many delicious things are on the way (like tomatoes, peppers, and watermelon!) and so many project ideas will come into action. Among many projects, we hope to establish a native plant garden at our entrance, install wicking beds that water themselves (like they do in the Food Is Free Project!), construct a greenhouse made of recycled materials (like plastic bottles), work on irrigation projects, and develop a garden education curriculum for kids. We'll also host potlucks and events! 

This year has also strongly conveyed a growing and building interest on campus in bringing awareness and facilitating discussion of food issues. Along with other student organizations, such as the Food Studies Project, Oxfam UT, the Student Nutritional Awareness Campaign (SNAC), and Slow Food Texas,  issues of food, society, and the environment are coming to the forefront. Building on this momentum, we soon plan to expand the UT Concho Community Garden project! Look on this site soon for a page introducing the upcoming UT Micro Farm! 

Thanks for your support and happy gardening! 

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