Community Garden at MCC’s Bedford Campus Yields Fresh Produce for Food Bank

Members of Middlesex Community College’s Community Garden Advisory Council with MCC President Carole Cowan (left to right): Michael Cermak of Boston, Laurie Ranger of Lowell, President Cowan, Michael Mango of Belmont, Evan Rees of Lexington and Gail Lucozzi of Billerica. Community Garden volunteers have donated more than 400 pounds of fresh, organic produce to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. Courtesy image
Members of Middlesex Community College’s Community Garden Advisory Council with MCC President Carole Cowan (left to right): Michael Cermak of Boston, Laurie Ranger of Lowell, President Cowan, Michael Mango of Belmont, Evan Rees of Lexington and Gail Lucozzi of Billerica. Community Garden volunteers have donated more than 400 pounds of fresh, organic produce to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. Courtesy image

Submitted by Middlesex Community College

This summer, Middlesex Community College students, staff and faculty volunteers, working in the Community Garden on the Bedford campus, have grown and donated more than 400 pounds of fresh, organic produce to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.

A collaboration between MCC’s Student Sustainability Club, Sustainability Advisory Committee and the Center for Health & Wellness, the Community Garden was created in 2011. It provides individual and communal plots to members of the college community. This summer, MCC’s Facilities Management Department encircled the 5,000-square-foot organic garden with a tall fence to keep out deer and other animals, and landscaped the surrounding area.

For more information about MCC’s Community Garden, contact Chris Fiori, Director of Student Financial Services, at fioric@middlesex.mass.edu.

Middlesex Community College meets the evolving educational, civic and workforce needs of our local and global communities. As one of the largest, most comprehensive community colleges in the state, we educate more than 13,000 students annually on our campuses in Bedford and Lowell, and online. MCC offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs, plus hundreds of noncredit courses. At Middlesex, everyone teaches, everyone learns.
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