The U.Va. Community Garden had our hands full of wonderful events both in and out of the garden on this last weekend of March!
On Sunday, Greens to Grounds and the Community Garden threw a giant Produce Party in the Amphitheater, open to all students to come buy produce, breads, and other goodies from the Local Food Hub. Omelets, pancakes, music, and sunshine were also present!
Also on Sunday, we had our regular weekly workday, and we focused on taming the beast that is Gilmer! The U.Va. Community Garden has an enormous plot behind Gilmer Hall that had been taken over with beautiful blue weeds that made it look like a giant meadow.
On Monday, we had the Garden As Metaphor class out for a workday during class time. This short course housed in the Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures focuses on seeing the garden as a metaphor for healing, community, and personal meaning, and our 50 or so classmates helped us out with a number of tasks in the garden. After a generous meal of Crozet Pizza from Professor Barbara Bernstein, our classmates helped us plant lettuce in the cold frame, tidy up the space between the beds with weed mat and mulch, add compost to our beds to get them ready for planting, plant Brussels sprouts starts in Gilmer, and continue attacking the beautiful blue weeds!
As spring kicks into gear, we hope to see you at our weekly workdays! We’ll be out for around two hours starting Wednesdays at 11 and Sundays at 3 – swing by and grow with us!
Love + The U.Va. Community Garden Leadership Team