Clubs Garden Club
Our mission is to: Provide a hands-on opportunity for students to learn about and contribute to sustainable agricultural practices. 2. Initiate sustainability efforts on campus. 3. Supplement the campus dining service with fresh, campus-grown produce. 4. Cultivate deeper compassion for God's creation and explore the intersection of faith and environmental stewardship.
Education and service are the two fundamental purposes of our club. We aim to teach garden club participants about subjects including soil science, native ecology, and biodynamic approaches to agriculture. We envision the integration of this educational experience with the practices of taking care of the garden which allows for holistic exploration, as well as a convergence of ideas and impact. The garden provides a platform through which students will be able to learn and teach, serve and lead, with the expectation that this experience will enhance student life and strengthen Westmont's community by furthering relationships between faculty and students, campus and city, person and environment, gardener and God. Each year, the garden produces enough produce to supply the Dining Commons on a weekly basis, and receives hundreds of hours of volunteer work. In the past few years, we have built a chicken coop which is now the residence of 7 lovely hens, and we continue to see our beehive thrive with regular honey harvests. We are proud of these accomplishments, and we plan to continue our productivity in the coming year.
Club President: Audrey DeHaan