The Netherlands Garden at Hofstra University is being utilized this summer as a pathway to discover how we can all create, grow, and harvest vegetables in our own backyard through leading more sustainable lifestyles.
Alongside Orientation Leaders, incoming first-year students will be maintaining the garden all throughout the summer. Already, a dozen students have been busy during Week 1 removing weeds, laying down new top soil, fertilizing, and watering our garden!
By the end of the summer, we hope to have a beautiful, flourishing vegetable garden with a bountiful harvest of tomatoes, cucumbers, melon, lettuce, and peppers! Additionally, students will be able to carry these lessons forward to future involvement in sustainable initiatives at Hofstra come Fall 2013.
- Neil Schloth, 2013 Orientation Leader