Princeton Garden Project

This summer, two Princeton students continued the tradition of tending the Forbes and Frist gardens, by planting, weeding, and harvesting delicious organic vegetables and herbs. The produce was delivered on a regular basis to campus chefs to be incorporated into nutritious dishes and drinks on campus. 

by Nazik Elmekki '18

As our fellow Princetonians have left campus faster than our alumni flocked to it for Reunions, Princeton and the surrounding area can begin to resemble a ghost town colonized by camp children more than a college campus. But for those of us left behind, occupied by internships and research positions (or simply townies who never get enough of the orange bubble), here are a few suggestions for fun and sustainable summer adventures to take on in the absence of school work:

This summer, two Princeton students tended the Forbes and Frist gardens by planting, weeding, and harvesting delicious organic vegetables and herbs. The produce was delivered on a regular basis to campus chefs to be incorporated into nutritious dishes and drinks on campus. 

Major:

Comparative Literature

Professional role and organization:

Vegetable apprentice, Dandelion Spring Farm, Newcastle, Maine

How do you define sustainability?

I think sustainability is the goal of balancing the needs of humans with the needs of the larger ecosystem, so that human existence can continue.

How does your work relate to sustainability and how did Princeton prepare you for your role?

This summer, three students tended enthusiastically the Forbes and Frist gardens by planting, weeding, and harvesting delicious organic vegetables and herbs. The produce was delivered on a regular basis to campus chefs to be incorporated into dishes and drinks on campus.  

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