UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

At UNCG, how does our garden grow?

Quite well, thanks to all the classes and UNCG organizations that care for each of the plots of vegetables and flowers in the UNCG Garden.

Earlier in the semester, students were planting seeds for spring crops like lettuce, radishes, peas and carrots. Currently some crops such as carrots and lettuce are being harvested, and flowers such as irises are blooming.

The garden is located on McIver Street.  The garden of vegetables, herbs and flowers has more than 50 plots,
You see students tending the garden throughout the week. The UNCG Community Gardens Committee members usually meet on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. to tend their garden plots as a unit.

Dr. Susan Andreatta, an anthropology professor, is the faculty mentor to the committee. She is co-director of the gardens with Guy Sanders of Student Affairs.

Andreatta notes the garden has contributed to the university’s mission of sustainability. And, for many students, it’s a part of their educational experience at UNCG.

There are a few plots available – for classes, UNCG clubs, or even for UNCG offices, Andreatta says.
Classes/groups interested in summer/fall growing, especially for tomatoes, basil and other summer vegetables, should get in touch with Andreatta at s_andrea@uncg.edu.

Can summer classes have a plot, CW asked. “Summer session classes could have a plot too, but they need the commitment over the whole summer and into the fall for the harvest.”

See more at the UNCG Gardens web page, including a listing of the current leaders for the various plots – and at the Facebook page.