The Campus Garden grows new programs each year to help position Washington College as a leader in the multidisciplinary study of the environment.
- Art House Native Garden
- Bee Campus USA Certification
- Compost production
- Guild enhancement
- Herbal Workshop
- Honey Harvest
- Incan andinas terrace
- Medieval May Day Festival
- Oktoberfest Celebration
- Permaculture Open House
- Pre-orientation Permablitz
- Vertical gardening
- Wildlife Habitat Certification
- … and more!
- Bay-Wise Certification
- Bench construction
- Casey Time beautification
- Compost production
- Herb spiral design
- Keyhole bed design
- Hugelkultur design
- Pollinator workshop
- Pond completion
- Rain garden design
- Mushroom inoculation workshops
- Trellis construction
- Campus Garden intern Madeline Poethke ’16 established new perennial beds, including a picket fence guild and a bed featuring plants donated by Bearded Ladies Cabaret.
- The Garden Club, Student Environmental Alliance, and Habitat for Humanity collaborated to build a living roof over the earth oven and begin the process of establishing a pond.
- Alumni volunteers constructed a picket fence to separate the garden from an adjacent parking lot.
- Students enrolled in a beekeeping course sponsored by the Department of Environmental Science and Studies set up an apiary.
- The Garden Club restored its connection with the Dining Hall to begin gathering food scraps for compost.
- Campus Garden Interns, Brooke Burghardt ’17 and Alyx Cash ’17, visited Dickinson College’s Farm and Gettysburg’s Painted Turtle Farm to learn about scaling up the operation through community partnerships and grants.
- Students dedicated the completion of the earth oven with s’mores.
- The Campus Garden Club started as a general interest group.
- The Anthropology Club teamed up with the Student Environmental Alliance to create the base for the Earth Oven using recycled materials.
- The first Campus Garden Intern, Emma Spence ’14, introduced several important herbaceous perennial plants to the garden.
- Dr. Bill Schindler helps students procure local clay to build an earth oven.
- Casey Time, the all-campus service event, saw the creation of a new pathway at the garden.
- The Student Environmental Alliance donated penguin gourds to local children as part of an education program they led at the Kent County Public Library.
- Casey Time enabled the creation of more durable garden boxes
- The Student Environmental Alliance and Habitat for Humanity built garden boxes using wood pallets to start the new garden.
- Initial perennial plantings included apple (MacIntosh and Empire), fig, nectarine, peach, plum, and Asian pear trees. Butterfly bush, grapes, hazelnuts, goji berries, strawberries, and blueberries began to fill the understory.
- The garden was launched with a dedication ceremony attended by many students, faculty, and staff.