UEL Community Garden
The UEL Community garden began in the summer of 1984 on the site of a former parking lot. Its purpose was to demonstrate how to maximize organic food production in a limited space. The project blossomed into a community gardening experience that welcomed gardeners from campus and community to manage 24 individual plots on 12 raised beds, as well as housing a unique collection of medicinal herbs, groundcovers, and native Rhode Island plants. In 2007 the garden was bulldozed to facilitate construction of the Walk connecting Pembroke Campus to Lincoln Field and the eventual clearing of the entire site for the Mind, Brain, and Behavior building. The garden was recreated in spring of 2008, and with the Corporation's February 2009 decision to "explore renovation of existing buildings" instead of pursuing new construction the future of the UEL garden looks bright.
Current Garden Coordinator:
Community Garden Newsletter Archives:
These documents were saved by Alma Sanderson who was a gardner at the UEL for over 20 years!