Environmental Club Learns About CSA at Pennypack Farm

Editor’s Note: Think Green features periodic updates about the activities of Montgomery County Community College’s student Environmental Club. 

by Robert Gardner, Think Green Correspondent

As part of its budding affiliation with Pennypack Farm & Education Center, the College’s Environmental Club sent four of its members to the community supported agriculture (CSA) site in Horsham on Friday, March 15.  It marked the first visit by the Club since the autumn semester and the students were eager to chip in at the sustainable farm.

Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Club Advisor Jerry Coleman was on-hand, typical for a Friday afternoon, to help guide the students while educating them on the sustainable features of the CSA.

With winter closing, much of the earth and soil needed to be prepared for spring planting.  The students removed what remained of last year’s crops—specifically the broccoli; they also turned the soil and pulled weeds.  In order to refresh the land, a fresh layer of compost was spread atop the depleted earth.  Some of the students took their work inside, pulling weeds from the rows within one of the many greenhouses.

Environmental Club is dedicated to discovering fun, new ways to promote sustainability both on campus and in the surrounding communities.  The club meets each Wednesday during downtime (12:30 p.m.) in Science Center room 308 at the Central Campus.  For more information, check out the club on Facebook.

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