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The Student Garden supplies produce to the Dining Hall

Current Initiatives: Food

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 Dining Hall Strategies | Skidmore Student Garden

Dining Hall Strategies

Skidmore Student Garden - can ya dig it?
Skidmore Community Garden

In April 2009 volunteers from the Environmental Action Club, with the support of Facilities Services, broke ground to create the Skidmore College Student Garden. The garden supplies local food, grown using organic practices, to Skidmore's dining hall. The garden facilitates a connection to and appreciation for the food the students eat in the Dining Hall and offers hands-on learning opportunities for the Skidmore community. It also provides an outlet for students interested in environmental issues, social justice, and economic sustainable development to learn about the local food movement and the ecology of food. In its first season, the garden produced over 1,100 lbs. of food, and students hosted a "harvest dinner" that served over 150 students food that was either produced by the student garden or donated by the Saratoga Farmer's Market. Please click here to learn more about the Skidmore Student Garden.