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Clark Urban Garden
Clark Urban Garden
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Clark Urban Garden


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  • 1. Clark Urban Garden<br />TRULY local eating<br />Benefits of a Successful <br />Community Garden:<br /><ul><li>Increases urban biodiversity
  • 2. Preserves green space
  • 3. Reduces crime
  • 4. Reduces city heat from streets and parking lots
  • 5. Beautifies neighborhoods
  • 6. Provides nutritious foods
  • 7. Improves quality of life of those involved</li></ul><br /><br />
  • 8. There’s a GARDEN??<br />CROP SCHEDULE<br />Spring/Early Summer:<br /><ul><li> Spinach
  • 9. Lettuce greens
  • 10. Broccoli
  • 11. Cabbage</li></ul>Summer:<br /><ul><li> Melons
  • 12. Tomatoes
  • 13. Carrots
  • 14. Beets
  • 15. Sunflowers
  • 16. Herbs</li></ul>Late Summer/Fall:<br /><ul><li> Tomatoes
  • 17. Leeks
  • 18. Radish
  • 19. Spinach
  • 20. Carrots
  • 21. Beets
  • 22. Herbs
  • 23. … and more!</li></ul>We currently have 5 raised beds in the field behind the President’s house and hope to expand. <br />
  • 24. Proposed Garden Improvements<br />We’d like to make the garden a new, desirable green space on Clark’s small urban campus<br />Come join us to:<br />Escape from city life<br />Unwind after a stressful day<br />Enjoy the outdoors<br />We’d also like to use the area for fun, outdoor events such as :<br />Garden parties<br />Harvest suppers<br />Planting celebrations<br />Picnics<br /> …and more!<br />
  • 25. Instructionals and Community Outreach<br />Learn a new life skill<br />TUTORIALS and GARDEN HOURS <br /> Come get your hands dirty!<br />Making jam, preserving, pickling, composting, and cooking demos<br />Interact with Worcester! <br />Teaching opportunities with local youth in the garden<br />Help withYouthGROW urban farming <br />
  • 26. Where will our produce go?<br />Due to the garden’s current size, our produce is largely symbolic ...<br />..but we hope to produce much more in the future.<br />1: Dining Services: to encourage the use of local produce in meal planning<br />2: Clark community harvest suppers<br />3: Surplus donated to local shelters<br />
  • 27. Where will the money go?<br /><ul><li>Seeds
  • 28. Garden tools
  • 29. Soil, fertilizer and testing supplies
  • 30. Construction materials for benches and a shed
  • 31. A compost bin
  • 32. Fencing to protect garden from animals
  • 33. Teaching/Tutorial supplies</li></ul>Plus, we plan to EXPAND!<br />
  • 34. Expansion Across Campus<br />We plan to bring Clark greenery all year round through the introduction of…<br />Campus-Wide Herb Gardens!<br />Potentially located in:<br /><ul><li>The Goddard Library
  • 35. Jonas Clark
  • 36. The Bistro</li></li></ul><li>Expansion at the Clark Arboretum<br />We have permission to expand the garden into Hadwen Arboretum – only minutes away from campus!<br />On only one acre of land, we will be able to produce …… pounds of veggies!<br />Approximate location of proposed expansion area.<br />