Harvesting food, inspiration, and joy from SIT’s community garden

September 12th, 2019   |   SIT, SIT Graduate Institute

The SIT Community Garden on our Vermont campus has had a great second year. The garden has been exploding with produce over the past month, and we're happy to be donating fresh, organic vegetables to our local foodbank and community food shelf.

Over the summer the garden has provided food for the campus cafeteria, served as a teaching space for World Learning summer youth program students, and was essential to at least two SIT Graduate Institute capstones.

So, as the last of the tomatoes ripen, fall gourds inch out from under their leaves, and herbs and flowers go to seed, we say thank you, once again, to the spectacular Vermont mountaintop that gave us this bounty; to the two gardeners, Jack and Ty, who coaxed it from the earth; and to the family of Susan Lessenco, the alumna whose love of SIT led to an endowment that has funded this and other student community projects over the years.

Until next year!