Community Gardens Growing Pride at the Village The Sustainable Planning and Action Committee, consisting entirely of residents and advised by staff member Davinah Simmons, is ready to launch Community Gardens. This innovative project was conceived last quarter and is planning a ribbon cutting ceremony in late February 2012. “We wanted to find a way to get residents more involved in their community”, says Davinah, “this project will not only get people more connected, but will give them a sense of pride about where they live.” The Community Gardens will be 100% student managed. Residents will be able to purchase a ‘flat’ of land where they can cultivate and grow their own fruits, vegetables and herbs…legal herbs, that is. There will be workshops available that teach the basics of gardening, as well as, ways to make bird feeders that attract hummingbirds and bees for pollination.
For more information or to reserve your garden space, contact the University Sustainability Advisors at UVSustainability@gmail.com or Davinah Simmons at email@example.com
BOARD INSIGHTS FEB 2012 ISSUE