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The Record Spring 2014 - Adamah Community Garden

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The GC Adamah Community Garden

Greenville College students grow fresh produce on campus in the Adamah Community Garden, a series of raised beds located on North Elm adjacent to the tennis courts. The garden's name refers to the Hebrew word for soil in the Genesis creation narrative.

Andie (Kincaid '13) Rea, a recent graduate who majored in digital media, produced a video highlighting the garden project's aims and students' efforts on the first work day.

Adamah Community Garden from Andie Rea on Vimeo.

Sustained through the combined efforts of GC students, faculty and staff, the garden has been the focus of several COR 401 projects.

In Fall 2012, the first group researched community gardens and pitched the idea to the Greenville College community. The following semester, a Spring 2013 group created and planned the garden, forming community partnerships in order to do so. A Fall 2013 group created a sustainability guide for the garden to pass on knowledge about caring for the garden. Seniors Alyssa Gosselin, Olivia Huber, Denee Menghini, Ben Bowers, Tyler Semple, and Austin Moore engaged their various disciplines and skills to develop the guide for future caretakers of the plot.

Hannah Groves '13, the recipient of the 2013 President's Citation, participated in the Spring 2013 COR 401 group that planted the community garden project. She published a presentation (below) that thoughtfully communicates her group's research from a number of disciplines, including biology, physiology and theology. The presentation also includes helpful information on planning a community garden.