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Meet Your Greens with Jane Harris

This event comes at you from the Middletown Gardening Club!

Join us in the rooftop garden of the Community Health Center for drinks and a conversation with gardening expert Jane Harris of the Middletown Garden Club. Beer and wine will be provided.

And for those of you not familiar with Meet Your Greens: Middletown Green Drinks, this monthly event provides networking opportunities for anyone who is interested in making connections and exchanging news about emerging environmental issues.

Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 5:30-7 PM
Place: Community Health Center, 675 Main Street

Want to tend to the Wild Walls?

wildwallsFrom Nicole Stanton ’15:

Hello, Wes! Have you seen those lovely walls right outside of Weshop? They are presently receiving a lot of love from caregivers who all happen to be seniors! If you are interested in taking care of the walls (just some water and the occasional pruning) please email nestanton[at]wesleyan[dot]edu ASAP!

Happy May.

Do it! Email her!

WILD Wes Workday

If you’ve been curious about that crazy garden growing behind Weshop, stop by the first WILD Wes workday of the year to learn more and get involved in its design and maintenance. All are welcome, whether you’re an experienced gardener or you’re just interested in sustainability (or you want free homegrown kale and plums). People who know anything about scaring away groundhogs are particularly welcome.

Workdays happen every Saturday from 1 to 4 pm, and weekly meetings are TBD. You can read more about WILD Wes here and here and connect with the group through OrgSync.

Date: Saturday, September 13
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: WestCo Courtyard

First Workday at Long Lane Farm

Amy Mattox ’17 invites you to farm:

Do you like dirt? Chickens? Watermelons? Tomatoes? How about more dirt? Sunflowers? Fresh air? Wheelbarrows? Cute people in overalls? Thankfully you can have this AND more at Long Lane Farm! We are having our first workday of the year this saturday, from 10-2! Bring your bodies and your souls, bring your fearless green thumbs and starry eyes!
This is the perfect time to come out if you’ve never visited the farm before, whether you’re new to campus or very, very old!!!!

Date: Saturday, September 6th – today!
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Place: Long Lane Farm

First Meeting of Middletown Urban GARDENS

Courtesy of my favorite green thumb/genius, James Carter ’14:

Come to the first official meeting of Middletown Urban GARDENS (Generating Agricultural Resources and Delivering Education on Nutrition in Schools) and take part in the greening of Middletown! M.U.G. is a student-run collective that creates and manages edible community gardens in the nooks and crannies of Middletown. We currently run a teaching garden and after-school environmental and nutrition education program at Macdonough Elementary and are in the process of building a new community garden in an abandoned lot on Ferry St., in downtown Middletown (with city permission…we swear). Working alongside local residents and non-profits, we seek to create safe, productive, beautiful green spaces that help foster community, educate local youth about healthy eating habits/environmental issues and provide much-needed fresh produce to the North End of Middletown.

Date: Wednesday, September 19th
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Community Service House (28 Lawn Avenue, across the street from the “Butthole”–James’ words, not mine)

Butthole Aided By Green Thumb

Micah Feiring ’11 is on a one-man mission to beautify what used to be a forlorn patch of lawn in front of Butterfield A’s east wing.

Feiring was struck by the random urge to plant things and started digging last week, though P-Safe has apparently tried to passive-aggressively hinder his progress by stealing his shovel on at least one occasion.

Witness the metamorphosis:

Defacement of school property rarely looks this good!

Delmar’s got a green thumb

How did all my Google searching fail to turn this one up?

It turns out that Delmar Crim, Resident District Manager of Bon Appétit, not only has a knack for resolving Usdan dining catastrophes, but he’s also got a green thumb. Check out the Crim Garden, which Delmar apparently cultivated while he was Senior Executive Chef at Cornell.

We’re big fans of Delmar. Check out some of our previous coverage:

(Thanks, Anonymous.)

Make money while gardening this summer

Long Lane Farm sends us word of a summer job opportunity:

Spend this summer as a Community Garden Coordinator in Middletown! Get to know Middletown residents and spend your days outdoors with your hands in the dirt. Main duties include managing the William Street Garden and working with local kids in the Traverse Square garden. Some knowledge of gardening is preferred, but good energy and the ability to work with children, adults and seniors are the most important skills. Pay is $3000+ for the summer (more for work-study students).

Send an email to williamstgardens@gmail if you’re interested.