Last Tuesday a group of students accompanied Graduate Fellow Donelle Scaffidi to the Land O’ Lakes Community Garden. They were met at the garden by Corrine Duerkop, the chair of the Land O’ Lakes Community Garden Committee. Student Zoe Stack took a few pictures of the activity and had this to say about it:
We went to the Land O’Lakes community garden and helped to harvest some of the last of the food growing there. We harvested beets, tomatoes and lots and lots of carrots. All the food we harvested was donated to the food pantry. Before taking it to the pantry the vegetables had to be washed and have their tops removed, many of us helped in this activity. In addition to harvesting we were winterizing the beds by pulling out all the remaining overripe vegetables such as tomato stalks, and taking all the remains to the garden compost.
I was really excited to go on this activity because I love working with soil and pulling vegetables out of dirt really helps you to remember where you food comes from. It helps you to relate to food more definitively. I have also never worked in a community garden before and I was intrigued to see how it functions.
A big thank you to Zoe for sharing this activity with us and to Donelle and the students for their community service work in support of the Land O’ Lakes Food Pantry and Community Garden.
Head of School