Harvester Community Garden
The Harvester Community Garden (HCG) is a collaborative project at the College that is comprised of representatives from various divisions and includes faculty, staff, students, and administrators. The HCG began meeting in the summer of 2013 to outline goals, objectives and a plan of action to bring a common vision to reality. The Harvester Community Garden mission is to be a learning laboratory providing educational opportunities in gardening benefits and sustainability through service learning and community collaboration. Eastfield College is excited about this initiative and views this as an interactive and engaging project that will bring faculty, staff, students and the community together in a meaningful way. The shared experiences of planning, designing and constructing a community garden will strengthen relationships not only across our campus but will allow Eastfield to reach further into the surrounding community. This is a project that goes beyond gardening but is one that will provide the community an opportunity to access the campus and assist in supporting and sustaining a community enhancing project. As the project evolves one of the goals will be to build an outdoor classroom as a place for lessons in biology and environment. Students from Mesquite Independent School District will be invited to explore and work on a variety of environmental and science-related projects. The Harvester Community Garden group has already received tremendous support from campus administrators. Dr. Jean Conway, President of the Eastfield College has authorized the project and provided support by designating an area of the campus for development.
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