Fall 2012 Greening Class Projects
Fall 2010 Greening Class Projects
- GO GREEN & Beyond
- Oh the Things We'll Grow!
- Smart Meters
- Healthy Homes
- Green Computing
- Room of Requirement
- Greening the Ivory Tower Fall 2010 class video
Fall 2009 Greening Class Projects
- The Patchwork Garden
- The Garden Shed
- Healthy Eating for Less
- More Than Words
- Trails and Mapping
- Greening Lemberg
Fall 2008 Greening Class Projects
The Patchwork Garden
Few students think about the environmental impact of the food on their plates. The Patchwork Garden, established in October 2009, allows students to better understand sustainability and their own personal connection to food sources.
|Food in the Brandeis garden is organic, locally grown and provides food for the mind and the stomach.|
The Patchwork Garden is located between first-year residence halls and the three chapels. It includes three raised beds with removable coldframes for growing salad greens, garlic and herbs, as well as a berry thicket.
Building raised beds and coldframes required significant research into the agriculture and architecture of New England, as well as environmentally sustainable and non-toxic materials. Once we obtained the administration's approval of a campus garden space and the tools, we secured funding and material donations.
We partnered with local non-profit Healthy Waltham, an organization dedicated to promoting healthy eating in local public schools.
|From left to right: Sarit, Emilie, Becca, Parker, Anna, Amy and Ellen enjoy the fruits of their labor.|
The garden will be maintained by the Natural Living Club, and continue to grow for years and serve as a physical representation of our improved campus sustainability.
Ellen Abramowitz, Anna Jursik, Sarit Luban and Rebecca Richman