We are very excited to announce our first annual Harvest Festival! Stop by next Saturday from noon to three to partake in some Fall Festivities in the garden. more info below!
T H E H A R V A R D C O M M U N I T Y G A R D E N ‘ S
F I R S T A N N U A L H A R V E S T F E S T I V A L
Saturday October 16th, from 12-3 PM (rain or shine) at the garden plot (47 Holyoke Place)
Come celebrate the end of a successful first growing season with us!
We’ll be saying goodbye to summer growing (and the last of the tomatoes) with live music from Harvard & Boston-based bands, local chef and student cooking demos, apple cider pressing, pumpkin carving, and more.
We hope to see you there!
When I arrived on campus over a week ago, seeing the garden was a sort of shock to my system. When I left in the first week of June it was no more than a fledgling patch of lettuces, climbing bean vines, and foot-tall tomato plants. I saw the promise in these small, green plants, the vision of vegetable glory that only required a few months of patient watering, weeding, and waiting. Throughout June, July and August I tracked the progress of the kale, onions, and eggplant through Emily and Tyler’s blogposts. I laughed. I cried. I gasped in awe when I saw photos of the first real harvest. In a way, it was similar to what I imagine watching my own child graduate from high school will be like.
Strange personifying similes aside, I really was excited to see in the garden the very tangible result of over a year’s worth of work. And the response I’ve been getting from Harvard students and community members alike has been just as positive— from surprised juniors exclaiming that it looks awesome to local business owners emailing us to say they feel “warm and fuzzy” every time they walk by the plot. I, for one, will unabashedly proclaim that I have also felt warm and fuzzy (perhaps a little too warm and fuzzy in the heat wave) watering, weeding, and generally spending time in the garden the past week.
Now the school year is starting, and we have a lot of work to do. The garden has finally established itself in a very leafy and somewhat dazzling visual manner. There is much harvesting, trimming, planting, and building to be done. We hope that you will join us! Our first workday of the schoolyear will be held tomorrow, September 4th from 4 to 6 PM. The veggies will be drying out from a lovely little shower courtesy of Hurricane Earl, and we’ll be buzzing around (not unlike the many bees who are constantly pollinating our mint plant) tidying things up, harvesting the bounty of late summer vegetables, and gearing up for autumn. Hope to see you there!
First Harvard Community Garden Workday of the School Year!
Saturday, September 4th