As the plants grow tall with life in the final days of summer sun, the U.Va. Community Garden has welcomed the return of student life to Grounds! We hosted around thirty volunteers new and old on our first Sunday workday, including undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and family. We had a blast showing everyone around with garden tours; watering, weeding, and helping people participate in the tasks of the garden; harvesting kale, tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, and sun jewel melons; sharing snacks and goodies grown by our neighboring farmers; and – the best part – getting to know each other!
And on our Wednesday workday, we had some special guests – CHICKENS! Kate brought her three baby bearded silkies – Stella, Wanda, and Angus (the runt). They were the stars of the show.
As a reminder, our workdays for the semester are held from Wednesdays 1-2 and Sundays 3-5 – come and join the fun!
Love + U.Va Community Garden Leadership Team