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What a Harvest! Quarter-Acre Garden Does Its Stuff


SDI garden

One of several garden plots adjacent to CMN's Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) building is getting an "A+" grade in the green bean category this summer. Rebecca Edler, left, and CMN student Citralina Haruo pose with some of the bounty from a quarter-acre production garden plot on the Keshena campus. Next up on the garden's agenda: corn, squash, cabbage and more.


Along with the production garden, CMN students create and maintain a green house and a demonstration garden with research components at the Keshena campus. A small raised urban garden at CMN's Green Bay campus helps provide a control site for research projects, as well as edibles.


Edler is the College's Sustainability Coordinator. Haruo, whose tribal affiliations are Oneida, Stockbridge-Munsee and Palauan, is a student in the College's Biological and Physical Science program. She is one of several CMN student interns and volunteers who learn and practice sustainable gardening techniques under Edler's tutelage.


Click here for more information on CMN's Sustainable Development Institute activities.