Vision
 
 

We envision a one-acre permaculture garden on the Colorado College Campus that will be used as an interactive resource for students, faculty, and classes, as well as a venue for market gardening, local events, and community outreach.  Students of all academic interests will benefit greatly from the establishment of the CC Farm through access to fresh produce and farm work, as well as through active involvement in research, youth education, and experiential learning.

 

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, no culture comparable to that of the garden ...
But though an old man, I am but a young gardener.
-   Thomas Jefferson, Garden Book, 1811

 

The Colorado College Garden will:

  • Grow organic produce, grains, fruits, nuts, and herbs

  • Add rigor to Colorado College academics

  • Support an innovative summer internship program

  • Generate meaningful community collaboration

  • Provide a venue for ideas and a network of labor for local farmers

  • Create independent, empowered, student leaders

  • Enhance admissions and recruitment

  • Promote awareness and evaluation of food systems and food production

  • Educate the community about permaculture

  • Help students build a better connection to the land

  • Sell fresh food to Colorado College dinning facilities

  • Work with elementary/high schools in the area to spread awareness about the value of sustainable agriculture and permaculture

  • Create a Colorado College CSA (community supported agriculture)

  • Create an on campus compost program

  • Work towards supporting the soup kitchen by either donating food, or allowing the hungry and homeless to work on the farm for their food