Clark Urban Garden

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  • 1. Clark Urban Garden
    TRULY local eating
    Benefits of a Successful
    Community Garden:
    • 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
    http://www.foodsecurity.org/UAHealthArticle.pdf
    http://www.communitygarden.org/learn/
  • 8. There’s a GARDEN??
    CROP SCHEDULE
    Spring/Early Summer:
    Summer:
    Late Summer/Fall:
    We currently have 5 raised beds in the field behind the President’s house and hope to expand.
  • 24. 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!
  • 25. 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
  • 26. 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
  • 27. Where will the money go?
    • 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
    Plus, we plan to EXPAND!
  • 34. 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
    • 35. Jonas Clark
    • 36. 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.