Yearly Archives: 2012

First Harvest!

Today we did some work in the garden today and the plants are coming along really nicely.  We were especially surprised  by how well the radishes have done and we gathered a nice little harvest!

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The Garden is Sprouting!

We planted seeds a few weeks ago and a healthy dose of rain has led to some quick growth!  My assistant Matt and I along with a student volunteer spent Friday afternoon thinning out and transferring some of the seedlings because there were so many.  At this rate we should have a pretty generous harvest by the end of the fall semester.  I will be posting some pictures this week of

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Planting Day, Fall 2012

On September 29th we had our planting day for the University Sustainability Garden and it was a great success! A number of students came out to participate in planting a wide array of winter vegetables including carrots, onions, radishes, spinach, collard greens, and lettuce. Everyone got their hands dirty planting the seeds and some students even took a turn tilling the soil with an electric tiller! Hopefully the garden will be

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Power Planting Day

On the afternoon of February 10th, Monika, Maggie, and the student growers planted the seedlings grown by Monika.  There are now an assortment of leafy, delicious plants suited for the cooler temperatures of February and early March.  Here is a list of all the delicious vegetables that we planted: Kale Kohlrabi Fennel Onions Lettuce Spinach Broccoli The vegetables will be harvested near the end of the semester and stay

Building the Beds!

The demonstration vegetable garden on UTC’s campus is composed of two raised beds, one of which is located in front of upper Lockmiller while the second is located behind the Stophel apartments of UTC Place.  The two beds were built with materials provided by the university, and two very enjoyable Friday afternoons were spent building them!  On January 27th, the Lockmiller bed was built first by the Monika, Maggie,

A Visit to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank!

The very first sustainability workshop on January 20th was a visit to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.   It was an incredibly informative afternoon which provided valuable insight for the campus raised bed garden.  The student growers, Monika, and Maggie were led by Jane Maudlin on a tour of the food bank and their community raised bed garden, the Evelyn Navarre Davenport Teaching Garden. It is a joint endeavor with the

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Meet the Student Growers!

At the end of the fall 2011 semester, five volunteer student growers were hired.  It is a great group of UTC students who are enthusiastic about not only the garden itself, but also sustainability.  They will be heavily involved in the development and maintenance of the garden and also participate in sustainability workshops.  Now without further ado, meet the student growers! Molly Arnold: Sophomore, Psychology Molly is in the

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Getting Started

A “Living Advertisement” was displayed outside of Lupton Library from Nov15-Dec 15 to increase awareness of the program. The “Living Advertisement” installment, from made recycled lumber from campus construction displayed seedlings donated by Crabtree Farms. During December, Maggie Sauser was hired as the Assistant Plot Coordinator from a pool of 43 applicants! Also, 8 students were selected to become the first “Student Growers” in the program. Students have interdisciplinary