Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Growing good.

So far everything seems to be growing very nicely. Specifically the Squash, Basil, and the Lemon Basil have been looking very strong and healthy.
Still debating if we want to completely disassemble the dressers or try to re-purpose them,

We have some new seeds we will be adding too as well! So stay tuned for that!

As of now we are still in the planning phase for a few projects and trying to figure out how to approach them and which we want to actually do and which we don't. As a whole I think our groups focus is definitely on towards not only growing and maintaining, but cleaning up the garden and making it look lively and clean.
We're really excited to post more and have been enjoying working till now. More updates will come soon!



Friday, June 10, 2016

Green Grow 2016 Introduction.

Hello all!

This years green grow team has got the blog back up and running, and should be posting weekly/bi-weekly updates from here until the summer program ends.
This years team consists of India Hitchcock, Sean Norman, and Trevor Smith (the blog updater). We are managed and are working with Hayley McLemore. We're very excited to work with this project for summer and have lots of ideas we hope to bring!

As for now, I will post our previous weeks and present status, with our future plans.
For our first weeks we decided what we wanted to plant, and set about clearing out the garden.
We have cleared out many weeds ( I did three wheelbarrows full myself).


 We decided to take down the center plant, as it seemed like it would die fairly soon.

In its place, we are debating repainting some cinder blocks we have left over, and filling it with dirt to create another growing area from the crops. This year were thinking about putting sunflowers here.

As for other ideas, we are hoping to take apart the drawers that have become broken down, and are possibly becoming homes to wasps. Depending on other bugs in the garden, we may just relocate them to have the wasps help keep the garden bugs population under control.

Our plants seem to be coming up nicely, and I believe the cabbage is already finished. Here are some pictures from week two/three, with more coming soon!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hi All!

Save the date for a hands on workshop at the Gallaudet Garden on Saturday, March 28th from 9-12 titled "Introduction to Biointensive Food Production".

Taught by University of DC's Research Farm Director, Che Axum.  Open to the public.  Only 25 spots, so be sure to reserve yours!

Also check out our FB page: Gallaudet's Garden- Green Grow

Much love!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Light Switch Covers

Hello all,

Green Gallaudet organization is in progress of installing light switch cover all buildings on campus! Within few weeks, we came up with four light switch covers options and we NEED you to VOTE one out of four covers.

Please copy and paste the link below this:
And vote it wisely!

Green Gallaudet

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Green Series Lecture THIS THURSDAY!!! & Field Trip to a Local Free-Range Farm March 3rd

Student Body Government is pleased to share the exciting news about the Green Lecture Series. 
This upcoming THURSDAY during the common hours, Soboleski will share his experiences with organic farms in Switzerland
and working at Sterling College, an environmentally focused liberal arts college in Vermont.

You DO NOT want to miss this opportunity to hear his fascinating stories!

Stuart Soboleski
Thursday, February 23rd
JSAC, G-Area
Creating and Cultivating Connections in Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainability means many things. On one end of the spectrum, it can mean buying "green" products, 
organic food, and trying to reduce our carbon footprint by using fewer non-renewable resources.
On the other end of the spectrum, sustainability means supporting 
a local food economy, or even growing your own food.

Stuart Soboleski, a deaf farm manager at Sterling College, an environmentally focused 
liberal arts college in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, will share his experiences of the past 7 years visiting
and working on farms in Switzerland and northeastern United States. In addition to that, 
he will discuss concepts, resources, terminology, and the culture behind the red-hot sustainable farming movement.

There will be information on how get involved with, or support the creation of, 
a local food economy, may it be a small backyard vegetable garden,
a flock of layer hens, or joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm.  

There will be a Q and A discussion and the opportunity to see some gorgeous photos of farms in the Swiss Alps and elsewhere. 


Do you ever wonder where your meats from the cafeteria, MarketPlace or Rathskellar were raised? 

Here's your opportunity to go on a field trip to Legacy Manor Farm, a local free-range farm in Maryland! 

When? Saturday, March 3rd, 10am-3pm
Meet where? Benson Hall Circle
How? Email to sign up! 

Bon Appetit will provide lunch! 

Wear your dirty boots!!! It's going to be MESSY FUN!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Green Gallaudet new mottos!...VOTE...VOTE!


Green Gallaudet is on the roll to save the world of Gallaudet University from pollution! To behold Green Gallaudet's new brand and official motto on water bottles, we need YOU to pick THREE motto out of SEVEN mottos. And then, you'll have Green Gallaudet's mind-blowing water bottle in your hands with no time! 

YOUR opinion is very important to us and the community of Gallaudet!! PLEASE VOTE!
(Please copy and paste link below this to vote)

One fast green tip of the week--
"Be a smart consumer. Avoid products that have excessive or wasteful packaging, and you'll be shaping how products are packaged in the future!"

However, you may wonder when will Green Gallaudet sell the water bottles. We are going to sell them after gathering all votes by this Sunday, December 11th. The prices will be discussed during general meeting. 

Green Gallaudet team

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

2022 Campus Plan Sustainability Workshop


The members of Green Gallaudet will host a Workshop of ‘2022 Campus Plan Sustainability’ on Tuesday, November 29 during Common Time (12:30-1:50 p.m.) at the SLCC Atrium. The administrators of Gallaudet emphasize the significance of Green Gallaudet’s contribution because we are the voice for the Gallaudet students and the community.
The next workshop will include different topics including:
-       Energy Conservation
-       Operations
-        Utilities & Infrastructure Upgrades
-       Building Design Standards
-       Landscape & Water Management
-        Transportation
-       Parking
-       Food
-       Waste & Recycling
-       Academics & Curriculum (sustainability in courses and coursework)
-       Promoting a Culture of Sustainability and Stewardship.
A friendly reminder, we are the VOICE for Gallaudet community, we will need all of you to be part of this workshop so therefore our VOICES will be heard! This is a strong interactive opportunity to share ideas that Gallaudet University can sustain greener campus for the next 10 years and beyond!

Please attend to this workshop and don’t forget your ideas!

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Student Body Government, Bon Appetit and GSR 300 are sponsoring a day trip to Even' Star Organic Farm in Lexington Park, Maryland. Bon Appetit will provide free breakfast and free lunch, and the transportation will be provided as well!

This unique farm is a highly diverse certified organic farm-- growing over 120 varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers.

Got kids? No problem! This will be a wonderful opportunity for the kids to learn and explore more about the organic farm!!


Please email if you are interested in going!

Meet at Benson Hall Circle at 7:50am this Saturday, November 12th SHARP! 

Stay Green!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Green Gallaudet Fourth General Meeting

-T-shirts should be arriving soon!
-Green Bottle has been voted for BPA Free, from, 25oz with twist cap. Silver bottle with Green Gallaudet Logo
-SAB has approved for main buildings to replace the water fountain to a water fountain with filtered water dispenser included
- Need more ideas on how to improve campus, will have a meeting on Nov 29th
- Green Gallaudet office? Working on it!
- Educator would like you to be more involved if you are interested in research, BnB articles or workshop, please contact Stephanie Johnston
- Fundraising, hopefully fundraise left over mugs, smoothie and have a paper for students to write down their ideas to help promote campus green environment
- Stickers as a reminder for switchers, will receive design soon
- Volunteering for Garden, please contact Lauren Sprague
- Green Spotlight with Bison TV

-Collect metals and replace for cash to help the horses rescue farms (more information coming up)
-Bison TV, Crowded episode, commercial in between and give cast to use our products
            -Earth hour, preparation for next semester
-End of semester, boxes in dorm for students to discard where we can recycle or donate/ take items

Green Gallaudet

Friday, October 28, 2011

General Meeting update

The Highlight of Green Gallaudet's Third General Meeting

-18 people showed up and we have 52 members that already paid.
-We will be working on getting water bottles and recycle green bags so we can get $$ for Green Gallaudet
-Organic T-Shirt will be ordered tomorrow so it should arrive within 2 weeks or so!
-President of Green Gallaudet will be working on getting official office for Green Gallaudet, solar panel, stickies, greenhouse, and painting trash bins to Blue and Buff colors.
-The main goal of Green Gallaudet for this semester is to set stability.
-We made $176.38 profit from selling smoothies and old Green Gallaudet T-shirt during homecoming day!

Green Gallaudet team

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Green Gallaudet team
Lorne Farovitch, President

Jessica Israel, Vice president

Emilia Nowalski, Secretary

Flynn Rosko, Treasurer

Serina Arellano, Public Relations

Lauren Sprague, Garden Keeper
Samantha Bragg, Fundraiser

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Green Gallaudet NEW logo announcement

Green Gallaudet NEW BRAND logo has chosen, after the prolonged weekend of Gallaudet community votes. We earnestly thank you for your support.

With this new logo, we’ll order t-shirts and water bottles for Homecoming! Be sure to save money for Green Gallaudet’s fantastic t-shirts and water bottles! 

Green Gallaudet team

Friday, October 7, 2011

Gallaudet Green with FIVE NEW LOGOS! VOTE VOTE VOTE!


Green Gallaudet want YOU to...
... go to survey link
... take your time looking around the survey
... vote one logo out of 5 logos!
and CAN you do that?

Let's vote!
Copy, paste this link to new window:

Your VOTE is very IMPORTANT to us!

(DEADLINE to vote by Oct. 9, Sunday evening)

Monday, September 26, 2011



Once a year, Bon Appétit Management Company issues an “Eat Local Challenge” to all of our chefs. On Tuesday, September 27th, come to your café and enjoy a dinner that is made completely of ingredients from within a 150 mile radius of the café. This act, while seemingly simple, has far reaching implications.


At Bon Appétit Management Company, everything starts with flavor; we are committed to creating food that simply tastes good. Food that is grown locally is fresher and dramatically more flavorful than food that is harvested early so it can be transported great distances. Locally produced food is picked at the height of freshness, often making it to market within 24 hours of being picked, while food from non-local sources may have been in transit for more than seven days and been warehoused for many months. Have you ever eaten berries straight from the field or picked an apple right off the tree? Wouldn’t you like all your produce to taste like that? On September 27th it will!


Local farmers, who use more sustainable growing practices, act as stewards of the land. By buying from local growers you help support sustainable farming practices that nourish and replenish the local land rather than stripping it. You have the power to ensure that the food you buy is produced in a manner that steers away from pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics.


The purchases you make can have a profound impact on your community. The family farm is dying and when the family farm dies so too does our agricultural heritage. However, if you eat locally then you are simultaneously investing in your own community and helping to preserve local farmers and artisans ensuring that their traditions continue. If you buy local, you are helping to ensure that we can savor these authentic flavors in the future.

There are many other reasons to eat local, and on Tuesday, September 27th while grabbing your dinner, pause to find out more about how your food choices impact our local and global communities.

Location: Community Garden

Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm

For more information on food and sustainability sustainability, visit