Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Just What Are They Growing at the Harvard Community Garden?

The Harvard Community Garden, this is what it has come to at Harvard University during the greatest recession since the Great Depression. It's all about sustainability.

That's lettuce. That's right, Harvard students are growing their own lettuce.

We don't know what this is, but we can identify the hay bales leaning against a Harvard building in the background. We didn't see any haymaking on the Harvard grounds this summer, so we have to remark that this is not sustainable.

We also see that the garden is all in raised boxes, so we wonder where Harvard got the soil for those boxes. Home Depot is our guess.

It's good to see the Harvard students getting some dirt under their fingernails, but I remember my grandmother's vegetable garden and the Harvard Community garden is small in comparison. And I'll bet they don't do any canning or freezing. Harvard still has a thing or two to learn about sustainability.


Anonymous said...

The Community Garden's raised beds are filled with a compost mixture made from food waste from the dining halls- so you should check with sources before criticizing the "sustainability points" of the garden.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

Harvard students leave food on their plates? I stand corrected on their sustainability.