Thursday, June 27, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Pepperdine One of the Top 322 Green Colleges in North America

Congratulations to Pepperdine for being named one of the top 322 green colleges in North America by The Princeton Review.

Some of the criteria The Princeton Review looked at:

percentages of food budget spent on local or organic food,
waste-diversion rate,
school energy from renewable sources,
and school cleaning products that are green certified

Pepperdine also has a Center for Sustanability, as well as a organic community garden :)


To read more about this accomplishment, click on this link:  Pepperdine Named Green College

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Artickoke

After one year, this huge plant has finally produced artichokes! There are about 4 medium sized artichokes ready for picking :) If not picked, the artichoke will transform into a beautiful purple flower.


Also, we had a successful booth (below)at Earth Day, and many students and visitors visited our table for conversation and questions.



Our Herb Plot: Thyme, Sage, Chives, Oregano, Rosemary.... 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Garden Herbs

Fresh Parsley, Purple Sage, Rosemary, Green Chives, Thyme, and Oregano from the Garden

Chop up these herbs and combine with scrambled eggs for a delicious, nutritious, and flavorful breakfast! 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Green Article

Check out this article from Pepperdine's Graphic:  Green Awareness is Key

                                                                                                            Chilli Peppers from Garden*

Friday, January 25, 2013

Garden Rain

“The rain to the wind said,
You push and I'll pelt.'
They so smote the garden bed
That the flowers actually knelt,
And lay lodged--though not dead.
I know how the flowers felt.”
                             - Robert Frost
 

The rain is wondrous, in fact we owe much of our food cultivation to the mere fact that it rains. Today in the garden, despite the gray sky of hovering clouds filled with water, tints of green and red were brighter than ever. Kale and red romaine collected rain drops on their leaves as the soil soaked up more water than necessary.   




Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Fall Harvest




We received a bounty of red cherry and orange heirloom tomatoes at the start of last semester. What delicious salsa was made!  During the fall/winter we have been growing lettuce, artichoke, chilies, and bok choy. We will soon start planting for the spring, so be on the look out for upcoming gardening days.....We always need helping hands :)