Columbia College’s New Student Garden Produces Food for the Community | University education

Columbia College’s New Student Garden Produces Food for the Community |  University education

Zoe Davis has always had a growing garden. Now a freshman at Columbia College, she is helping to grow a garden with 18 tomato plants and 10 pepper plants.

The garden started in July through the college’s Science Club and grew more than three buckets of tomatoes and peppers and donated them to the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.







Tomatoes harvested from the Columbia College Science and Pre-Med Club community garden.

Tomatoes harvested from the Columbia College Science and Pre-Med Club community garden await donation Wednesday at Columbia College. Each product will be donated to Central Pantry, Boone County’s premier food bank.









Zoe Davis touches a green pepper plant

Zoe Davis touches a bell pepper plant Wednesday at Columbia College. Grown produce will be donated to the Central Pantry food bank. “We hope to grow our own mini-farm and try to get more stuff,” Davis said.









Tomatoes planted in the Columbia College Science and Pre-Med Club's community garden ripen.

Tomatoes planted in the Columbia College Science and Pre-Med Club community garden ripen Wednesday at Columbia College. The garden was planted during the summer to grow produce for the Central Pantry.









Kenzie Rutledge, Kristen Kelly, Zoe Davis, Hana Farrington and Gigi Jackson are in the Science and Pre-Med Club's community garden.

Kenzie Rutledge, Kristen Kelly, Zoe Davis, Hana Farrington and Gigi Jackson are in the Science and Pre-Med Club’s community garden after posing for a group photo on Wednesday. Executive board members gathered to water the vegetable garden and harvest produce for the Central Pantry.



Source : www.columbiamissourian.com

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