It was a great day last Saturday! With the help and energy of yet another contingent of TCNJ student volunteers under the direction of Professor Michael Nordquist and the Community Gardens Committee we accomplished what we have been trying to do all season – decimate a huge mulch pile and put its contents onto the paths of the Ewing Community Gardens on Whitehead Road Extension. This was a fabulous accomplishment and will make a tremendous difference to the gardeners who use the site. Gardeners have already commented on how much easier the site is to use this year since they didn’t have to do quite so much bushwhacking to get to their plots. The efforts of the students and gardeners Saturday have sustained and greatly improved upon our previous efforts. In addition, we were delighted to have the compost bins set up for the gardeners use. Now they won’t have to cart out the weedy debris but can be more environmentally friendly and compost it on site. The weeding and the planting efforts that they contributed were just the icing on the cake!
Ewing Township, the Green Team and most especially the community gardeners have been the recipients of a number of student volunteer community service days this year and are all deeply grateful for all of the hard work that the students put in. We believe that in addition to implementing more environmentally friendly practices at the gardens, the cleanup days, so wonderfully supported by the students, are helping to create the community in our community gardens.
For more photos from the day, check our Photos page.