Fresh from The Forge: This Fall Quarter
Beatriz Lemus '17, Forge Garden Intern
The Forge Garden strives to grow fresh local produce for students, staff, faculty and our surrounding community. The garden serves as a living lab for all academic departments across the University and is a great way for students to get hands-on experience. The Forge also works in the community with the Bronco Urban Gardens program (BUG), located at local elementary schools serving at-risk youth and provides them with garden-based education. The BUG program works with the Ignatian Center to provide undergraduates students with community-based education, also known as Arrupe placements, at the school sites. Other opportunities for SCU students are the Forge Practicum class (ENVS 196) which explores urban agriculture, and also through our garden internship program. Interns obtain the opportunity to learn hands-on what it truly means to manage a garden.
Are you interested in getting involved at The Forge Garden?
Drop by our donation-based Farm Stand every Friday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM for the freshest vegetables.
Get your hands dirty during volunteer hours every Wednesday 12 - 4 PM and Fridays 9 - 11 AM.
Swing by our weekly Forge Friday event series for students every Friday from 3:00 to 4:30 PM which include everything from gourd painting, to learning to make your own sprouts to meditation in the garden. There is something for everyone! Check our calendar for details.
Celebrate the fall season at our annual Harvest Party on Oct. 21, 3:30 - 6 PM with pumpkin carving, games, food and more! We are also offering the following workshops:
Know your Food: Ice Cream, Sept. 29, 5 to 6:30 PM
Do you like corn syrup, guar gum or Mono and Diglycerides in your ice cream? The best way to know exactly what ingredients are in your food is to make your own! Switch out Polysorbate 80 for fresh strawberries and Annatto Color for honey. Each group will get to make their own batch of ice cream or sorbet and will be able to mix and match Forge Fresh produce. Let's kick off the academic year by knowing what is in our food! Limited to 25 participants.
Worm Composting, Oct. 15, 12:30 to 2 PM
Do you cringe when throwing valuable food waste in the trash bin? Do you wish you could transform that waste into a rich nutrient source for your garden or houseplants? Learn how to use worms to break down your food scraps! If managed properly, worm bins are an easy way to compost if you live in a small space with no garden. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to make your own worm bin and take it home with you. We ask for a $10 deposit that can be returned if you no longer wish to use your worm bin. RSVP early to assure there is a bin for you!
Garden Gifts for the Holidays, Dec. 1, 4:30 to 6 PM
Tis the season of giving! Be a smart consumer and learn how you can give great gifts without impacting the earth. Head over to The Forge to sip hot cocoa and make sustainable garden gifts for friends and family. We will include a variety of gifts for you to create including succulent cork magnets, pressed flower cards, and herb salts. Your friends and family will thank you!
Join our newsletter to get up to date info on what we are growing, events and workshops. See you in the garden!