Skidmore Student Garden
In April 2009, the 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 who eat in the Dining Hall and offers
hands-on learning opportunities for the Skidmore community. The garden 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 the the
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.
- 2012 Season - The Skidmore Student Garden is already underway for the 2012 summer
season! Volunteers have helped throughout the spring and summer to plant, weed, harvest,
and provide assistance with other activities! In addition, Camp North Woods, which
has kids from 1st grade through 6th grade, also came to the garden on July 25th to
help out and learn about what grows there and what some of it tastes like! There
are many beds in the garden, planted with items such as: carrots, rainbow swiss chard,
zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, and herbs.
- Read the Student Garden blog - Can Ya Dig It?
- Students in the Environmental Action Club's Food Group put together an amazing Local Foods Cookbook. Special thanks to Jewels O'Brien '15 and Laura Mindlin '15 for putting a lot of
time and effort into this project.
- To stay connected to the happenings of the Skidmore Student Garden please join us
- Previous Skidmore Student Garden Seasons