Thursday, March 29, 2012

Exciting gardening opportunities!

Looking to get your hands dirty? There are a number of ways you can right here on campus and off campus too!

This is the design for the pergola and trellises we will be installing tomorrow! So exciting!

First, tomorrow there will be a workday in the IC Permaculture Garden (formerly the ICES garden), next to Williams Hall just outside of Mac's. It will be from 12-6, so stop by for as long as you want. There will be snacks, power tools, fun, and good people... you definitely don't want to miss this. Our garden will soon be blooming with flowers, medicinal herbs, fruits, and other edibles! Questions? Contact the crew at

If you're interested in other gardening opportunities, join the Organic Growers of IC, who run and maintain the IC Community Garden at the lower end of campus. It's amazing! Come out for a workday, they're lots of fun! Email to find out when they are.

Next month, Gardens 4 Humanity (G4H) is hosting a couple of community plantings at two different locations! All are welcome, just show up! If you're interested, contact Josh Dolan ASAP via email at
  • Wed 4/11 – Northside Ithaca Housing Authority (4th and Morris), 5-7pm
  • Thurs 4/12 – Mutual Housing (1st and Franklin), 5-7pm

A new community garden, Wood's Earth has started up in Ithaca, near Newfield (next to Robert H. Treman State Park). Gardeners can choose any size plot in 250 square foot increments, for $0.25/sq.ft. - and a plot over 1,000 sq.ft. is 20% off!

Take advantage of this fun idea & save money on fresh, healthy food! If you've been thinking of gardening this spring, but have questions, time constraints, or lack of space or resources, then consider a plot in the community gardens at Wood's Earth! We've got everything you need (and a bit more!), including:
  • Deer fence
  • Compost
  • Mulch
  • Drip irrigation
  • Greenhouse
  • Tool Sheds
  • Parking
  • Children's garden & programs
  • Educational workshops on all things gardening, from seed starting to harvesting
So, whether you are a beginning or experienced gardener, we have what you need to get gardening this year.

Located just off Route 13 on Route 327 - next to Newfield, Robert H. Treman State Park, and the Ithaca Beer Company.

For more info or to get a plot, visit or email

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