This morning, we braved the rain to visit a garden on Allegheny College's campus. This garden, located out of Carr Hall and called the Carr-den, grows vegetables, fruits, and herbs that make their way to the dining halls.
Then we went outside. We were able to see the entire garden of fruit, vegetables, and herbs. The garden is located on a hill, so they use raised beds to decrease the water runoff. After all, all of the water makes its way into French Creek. Everything grown in the garden is organic. A special compost is created on campus, creating a unique cycle. The produce from the garden is taken to the dining halls. Then the excess is thrown into the compost bins around the halls and added to the compost, which is put on the soil to help the plants grow.