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Clark Urban Garden<br />TRULY local eating<br />Benefits of a Successful <br />Community Garden:<br /><ul><li>Increases ur...
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</li></ul><br />http://www.commun...
There’s a GARDEN??<br />CROP SCHEDULE<br />Spring/Early Summer:<br /><ul><li> Spinach
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  1. 1. Clark Urban Garden<br />TRULY local eating<br />Benefits of a Successful <br />Community Garden:<br /><ul><li>Increases urban biodiversity
  2. 2. Preserves green space
  3. 3. Reduces crime
  4. 4. Reduces city heat from streets and parking lots
  5. 5. Beautifies neighborhoods
  6. 6. Provides nutritious foods
  7. 7. Improves quality of life of those involved</li></ul><br /><br />
  8. 8. There’s a GARDEN??<br />CROP SCHEDULE<br />Spring/Early Summer:<br /><ul><li> Spinach
  9. 9. Lettuce greens
  10. 10. Broccoli
  11. 11. Cabbage</li></ul>Summer:<br /><ul><li> Melons
  12. 12. Tomatoes
  13. 13. Carrots
  14. 14. Beets
  15. 15. Sunflowers
  16. 16. Herbs</li></ul>Late Summer/Fall:<br /><ul><li> Tomatoes
  17. 17. Leeks
  18. 18. Radish
  19. 19. Spinach
  20. 20. Carrots
  21. 21. Beets
  22. 22. Herbs
  23. 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. 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. 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. 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. 27. Where will the money go?<br /><ul><li>Seeds
  28. 28. Garden tools
  29. 29. Soil, fertilizer and testing supplies
  30. 30. Construction materials for benches and a shed
  31. 31. A compost bin
  32. 32. Fencing to protect garden from animals
  33. 33. Teaching/Tutorial supplies</li></ul>Plus, we plan to EXPAND!<br />
  34. 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. 35. Jonas Clark
  36. 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 />
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