What’s Growing On? (Blog)

A unique look at the life of the Lewisburg Community Garden.

 

October 10th, 2017

As American tastes quickly evolve, businesses begin to adopt a “fast fashion” strategy to keep up. Retailers such as Zara and Forever 21 churn out new clothes every week, Apple recently launched its X iPhone and has no plans to stop. Bucknell Management student Angela Ri ’19 and Engineering student Anmol Singh ’18 analyze this issue through a sustainability lens and the implications of living in a society that encourages conspicuous consumption. Presentation will focus on clothing and e-waste. Discussion will expand to cover disposable food service waste and how to have a zero-waste event.   When: Monday, October 16 at 5:30 […]

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September 24th, 2017

Garden to Kitchen

On Sunday, September 10, the Lewisburg Community Garden hosted the Fifth Annual Locavore “Garden to Kitchen” fundraiser, and the event was absolutely amazing! The weather was stellar, and guests were able to stroll about the Garden while enjoying live music, and sampling dishes and drinks created by local vendors. 78 guests attended, and $2,100 was raised towards the Garden’s operating budget. Massive thanks are owed to the many people and businesses that supported the event, including the following: Amami Kitchen and Espresso Bar Brasserie Louis Brushstrokes Bucknell University Dining and Catering Bucknell University Facilities Civil War Cider Cow-A-Hen Farm Elizabeth’s […]

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September 19th, 2017

Community Potluck Dinner

Tomorrow, Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:00pm, we will be hosting our last potluck dinner for this season! Bring a dish to share, your own reusable plate/silverware/cup, and a chair or blanket. Besides good food and good company, we’ll have a brief demonstration on how to close your garden down for the winter. We’ll cover what plants to remove, how to add amendments such as compost or manure, cover crops, and planting garlic and other over-wintering crops. Potlucks are open to the community, so spread the word to your family and friends. Free admission for all, and everyone is welcome!

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July 29th, 2016

July Harvest Update

As many of you know, the garden is in full bloom and we are officially maxed out with plants growing in every single bed! If you have strolled through the garden recently, I’m sure you would agree that the Lewisburg Community Garden has become a vibrant and beautiful place. Not only is the garden aesthetically pleasing, but recently the garden has been turning out an incredible amount of produce that has been donated to food programs throughout the community. Thanks to the wonderful garden staff, the great plot renters, and the many volunteers that assist us each week, the garden […]

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July 27th, 2016

My AmeriCorps Year with the LCG

As part of my final few days with the Lewisburg Community Garden and Bucknell University, I’ve been asked to write about what my experience over the past year has been like. Let me start off with a story that really showed me how far I feel I’ve come. A few days ago, I was driving back to Lewisburg in the middle of a heavy thunderstorm during the early stages of rush hour traffic. I had been in the car for several hours and was getting anxious to arrive at home. After some traffic cleared, the road opened up again, but the […]

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July 20th, 2016

10 Easy Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

Here at the garden, we aim to have a positive impact on the environment. Growing your own food is one big way of helping the environment, but there are many other choices we can make to help out in this endeavor. Unfortunately, many of the choices that are out there are also ones that cost a great deal of time and money that some do not have to spare. For instance, many of you reading this can probably attest to the time it takes to grow your own food and to do it well. So then we might ask, what are […]

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July 18th, 2016

The Health Benefits of Gardening

With the many stresses of work and everyday life, we often find it difficult to take time to relax and rewind from our busy lifestyles. However an easy way to find peace and relaxation can be found in the comforts of our own backyard. Although sometimes tedious and challenging, planting and cultivating your own produce can be an incredibly rewarding experience. It is obvious that home gardening is a great way to beautify your neighborhood and to provide yourself with many wholesome fruits and vegetables, but it does much more than that. Gardening can make you both happier and healthier. […]

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July 7th, 2016

Got Zucchini?

Have an abundance of zucchini in your garden? Try these recipes for a delicious and nutritious way to enjoy one of our favorite summer veggies! Zucchini Fries Ingredients: 2 zucchini 1 egg white 1/4 cup milk 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs Vegetable cooking spray Preparation: Preheat oven to 425°. Cut zucchini into 3-inch sticks. Whisk an egg white in a small bowl, and add milk. Combine Parmesan and seasoned breadcrumbs in a separate bowl. Dip zucchini sticks into egg mixture, and then roll in breadcrumb mixture. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray, and place zucchini […]

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July 7th, 2016

Summer Camp Fun!

Hi, everyone! My name is Meghan, and I’m working with the Lewisburg Community Garden this summer as the Education and Outreach Coordinator, an AmeriCorps volunteer position. My primary responsibility is planning the curriculum for the summer camps that are happening at the garden, which kicked off a few weeks ago. It’s been a great start! Our first session was with campers from the Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority (BVRA) summer camp. It was a beautiful, sunny day, and we were extremely thankful to have such good weather for our first session. During the camp session, the campers got to take a […]

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July 1st, 2016

Organic Pest Management Information

On Wednesday, June 29, Master Gardener John Esslinger, a Horticulture Educator with the Penn State Extension, visited the Lewisburg Community Garden and facilitated a workshop on organic pest management techniques.  John discussed a variety of methods for treating diseases and warding off insects, and walked through the Garden with plot renters, helping them to properly identify signs of trouble.  Much of the information that John provided is available in a PDF document that he has given us permission to share.  Please click the “Organic Pest Management” link below to access the file:  Organic Pest Management

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