Organic Garden Volunteer Holding a Chicken

Organic Garden


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 weekly farm stand on campus in the fall. Work days happen weekly March through October. Check our facebook page for times and updates.

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 on 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

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 the 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.

Honey bee research at Westminster College will emphasize sustainable bee health management as well as more basic questions on bee pollination and foraging ecology. In all its initiatives, the Westminster Pilot Honey Bee Program aims to develop research, teaching and extension initiatives that are locally responsive while globally relevant.

Westminster Hive Location

Just south of the Giovale Library near the three sisters garden.

Visit Our Gentle Friends

Please look, but do not disturb them.

These bees are not aggressive and will not disturb you unless you are bothering their hive or blocking the entrance to their hive.

Bee Sting Emergency

Visit Campus Health Services or call 911.