Alfred State has a long tradition of fostering and nurturing agriculture through local and regional partnerships. In that tradition, the Alfred State Green Team launched the Alfred Community Garden in 2010 to provide hands-on education in sustainable agriculture to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The garden, which is located on land owned by Alfred State and governed by an independent board of directors, offers multiple opportunities for service learning projects and civic engagement. The garden also enables local production of healthy and affordable foods, thereby contributing to community food security.
The community garden is open to members of the campus community, members of the local community, and not-for-profits who wish to learn about and grow produce. Garden plots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This garden area is a place where people can join together to improve their lives. Community gardeners may choose to supply surplus produce to food banks or shelters. Produce cannot be grown for commercial sale. The garden is managed as an organic garden. Follow us on Facebook.
Amenities for gardeners will include:
- A 4x8 garden plot (multiple plots available)
- Greenhouse access for extending the growing season
- Organic seeds as available
- Tools and supplies
- Instruction and mentoring
- A growing, caring, nurturing environment for you and your garden!
Gardeners will be asked to sign an agreement upholding the rules of the garden.
For more information on the Alfred Community Garden contact:
Mr. Thomas D. Kacalski, Garden Coordinator
ASC Class of 2006/AAS Ornamental Horticulture/Landscape Development
ASC Class of 2009/BBA Technology Management
Phone: 607-587-4077- messages will be passed along to Alfred Community Garden leadership