Westminster's organic garden is a space for students to collectively grow healthy local produce. The small garden includes raised vegetable beds, compost bins, a gathering space, and a chicken coop. Student volunteers maintain the garden, and the produce is available each week at a campus farm stand.

What We Do

Produce for All

Tomatoes, squash, peas, you name it—we grow it! All produce is given out for free to students at the garden workdays or available at the farm stand on campus.

Come visit our weekly fall farmstand every Thursday in the Commons from 4:00 -6:00PM (until mid-October). Take home some freshly harvested produce, samples of our campus beehive honey and a couple of our Griff-Hen eggs! Also don't forget to try our 'Real Food Sample of the Week' and grab a recipe so that you can make the easy, delicious, healthy, organic, and local meal for yourself at home!

The Farm Stand is a "pay what you can" stand. We always accept donations for the food but you can also trade some items from your own garden for items that we have at the stand. However, if you can't pay, whatever is on the table is yours! We want everyone at Westminster to have access to healthy, organic food so don't be shy and take something home for you and your roommates!

Contact Syd, the garden coordinator, for any information on the farm stand at garden@westminstercollege.edu

Westminster Chicken Coop

We have a flock of gorgeous hens living and making eggs in the Griffin coop at the garden. Come to workdays to hang out with the chicks!

The chicken coop is located in the Organic Garden. Students and faculty members in the Chicken Co-Op help take care of the chickens, maintain the coop, and collect eggs. In return co-op members receive a free share of eggs. This is a great way to learn about chicken keeping without the full responsibility of owning a flock. If you would like to volunteer for the fall or spring semesters please contact us.

For information on joining or about the Chicken Co-Op contact Sarah Abbot at: garden@westminster.edu or sma0418@westminstercollege.edu

Organic Compost

Waste comes straight from Shaw to the garden compost area to cure into compost chock full of nutrients.We use up compost on the garden in the spring!

Orchard

Apple trees, raspberries, and other fruiting trees live on the south side of the library with the bee hive! Go check them out!

Bee Hives

A hive of honey bees located near the south side of library provides sweet honey year round.

The Campus Organic Garden is located next to the Bicycle Collective, down the alley running west of 1200 East, directly across from the lower entrance to the Jewett parking garage.