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Article in Tufts Daily about the Conference

Watch your inbox!

We’ll be sending out a “final details” email this evening. Look there for directions, campus maps, parking information, the schedule, and other important info. We might throw in some cute pictures of sprouts, too!

Send us yer pix

Send pictures and descriptions of your gardening/farming/growing operation and the group that makes it happen to cultivatingcampuses@gmail.com.

If you do this, we’ll put them in a slideshow to be looping at the conference so we can see the variety of growing initiatives in our group!

Tufts student gardeners after a successful, bountiful harvest :)

According to this infographic, 79% of American food gardeners have some college education. I wonder how many are currently students? (like us!)

According to this infographic, 79% of American food gardeners have some college education. I wonder how many are currently students? (like us!)

wellesleyscoop asked: What time will the Conference start on Saturday? We want to get there for the whole thing, and are applying for transportation funds right now!

You can get there any time between 10-11 am :) We’ll be having brunch until 11am, when our first speaker, Groundwork Somerville, will be presenting.

Fun facts about sage!

Did you know sage can help improve your memory? (True story: I drank sage tea two hours before a test and I literally remembered everything. It was a miracle.) It might even be able to counteract some effects of Alzheimer’s.

Sage tea can also help with headaches, and sage leaves taste delicious when you sautée them with creamy cheeses.

Sage also works great as shampoo for oily hair and protects against hair loss.

Want to learn more about the medicinal properties of herbs? Check out Dr. Zartarian’s workshop at the Campus Cultivation Conference!

What you can expect

We’re hoping to have a diverse enough range of topics and exercises that everyone who comes, regardless of their existing campus cultivation knowledge and skillz, will be able to walk away having learned something new.

In addition to some semi-hands-on workshops including preserving garden goodies and hydroponics on the cheap, we’ll be having discussion-based sessions to share information, ideas, and inspirations across chapters.

We’ll be posting the schedule in the next few weeks, so check back for updates!

RSVP here by February 15! (plz)

Potential workshops!

Hey hey hey! At our meeting tonight, the Tufts Student Garden identified the most popular potential workshops for the conference! Here are some things you might get to participate in if you attend:

  • Hydro/aquaponics
  • Preserving garden goodies
  • Designing food systems curriculum 
  • Medicinal uses for herbs
  • Soil Health
  • Growing in cold climates (AKA New England)