Planning a Community Garden

Summer 2014 quarter (Session II)

Taught by

physics, math, astrophysics

Tumwater is the only local city without a Community Garden.  We have identified a Tumwater home willing to donate their big front yard for a community garden.  Join us in helping to plan and build a Community Garden in Tumwater.  Shall we include a chicken run and coop, to let poultry fertilize and till select garden beds?  Shall we set up a rain barrel or two, for summer watering?  Where can we get funding?  Do we really need funding, or can we make it on a shoestring?  How will the garden be maintained?  Help us make this dream a reality.  Taught by an organic farmer.

You’ll have the opportunity to get down in the dirt, if you like.  Let’s do it!

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

farming, urban design, environmental studies, natural science, teaching, community planning, sustainability

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day

Advertised schedule: Tuesday 4-6 pm in CAL for planning Thursday 4-6 pm in Sem2 (or elsewhere) for seminar approx. 4 hours per week at garden site 8 hours per week doing group research and other work


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Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online:

Schedule Details

In addition to class meetings on campus, we will agree as a group to other meeting times and places, to carry out our work together. We will also spend time at the garden site.

Off Campus Location

Tumwater garden site; address will be given to class members

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Summer)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 12


Signature Required

Email faculty ( Subject header:  Garden contract. Briefly describe your interest and experience. Reference your recent Evergreen faculty.

Course Reference Number

Second Session (4 credits): 40221

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