Community garden started

Vegetables and herbs will be harvested in the spring from new campus garden.


DSC_0616The student health ambassadors are starting a Curtis community garden on the front campus. The spot was chosen based on the amount of sun needed for the crops.

Joe Sicilian and student volunteers spent hours fertilizing the soil. The soil will be left to set in over winter, and then in the spring the planting will take place. The planting will include produce, flowers and different types of herbs.

Ms. Rodriguez said, “The goal of the garden was to give students another connection to healthy choices and also enable students to be part of taking care of something and watching it grow.”

Although the garden does not look impressive yet, the plans are progressing and the health ambassadors hope to have their first crop in early May.

Where the new community garden is located, there will also be a memorial bench installed in honor of Barbara Cammalleri, a secretary at Curtis who recently lost the battle to cancer.