Back in May I posted on the launch of an Erie Community College initiative that saw students delving into farm-to-table courses at Canalside (The Culinary Arts Learning Program – see here). Two months later, the allotted farm land has become quite the lush and fruitful enterprise. Not only are the vegetables growing in nicely, the overall appearance of the project has added an wonderful visual aesthetic to Canalside.
Along with the abundance of produce, there are also places to sit, as well as some cute garden signage. The students have done a marvelous job tending to their plot of land. Seeing that there is so much manicured lawn in all directions, the little oasis is certainly a welcome surprise.
*Before I read the sign that read “Trespassers Will Be Composted”, I asked a friend to pose in the garden. It was only afterward that we realized that the garden was strictly for students (appreciate from afar). Nothing was picked, and nothing was trampled. Just an innocent photo op.