Monday, August 29, 2011

Welcome Back!!

Welcome back to campus:)

I hope everyone is as excited to start working in the garden again this year as I am. At the recent RCserve meeting It was reported that 70 pounds of produce was delivered to the Salem Food Pantry over the course of the summer! Thank you to Talisha Beha who took over the summer growing. Also thanks to Kim Johnson who did a lovely job of keeping us all up to date with great blog posts and photos :)

Other good news is that the formation of a garden committee is taking place in order to decide the future of the garden. My hope is that the committee will better organize and define the community service, research, and student organization aspects. Members of the committee thus far include Myself, Jesse Griffen, Talisha Beha (community service dept.), Dr.Cawley, Dr.O'Neil, and Gail Steehler (Environmental science Department).

Lastly, we are lucky enough to have an Americorps member on campus this year- Charisse Brass! This is good news for the garden as she is assigned to work with Feed America, Roanoke Community Garden, Salem Food Pantry, and Roanoke College Garden!! I am thouroughly looking forward to working with her on the garden this summer:)

I hope to have gardening days planned in the near future so check back here (and also your email if you are on the email list) for schedualed work days.

See you "Playin' in the Dirt"

Carrie Carson
RC Garden Manager

p.s like the facebook page "Roanoke College Serves" and check out the post about the garden in the discussions section