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