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“Can You Dig It?”

Last Sunday the Environmental Action Club* hosted their annual Harvest Dinner. Perfect timing too because on Sunday I was not in any mood to cook. Having to cook for yourself can be a pain in the rear sometimes. Most times your dinner burns to dust or is nothing more than a bag of 65cent noodles due to lack of time. I think my problem is that I’m often to tired to cook. But I digress. So Sunday= Harvest Dinner= so much ‘om nomming’ on veggie goods.

Amongst other things the EAC is responsible for maintaining the 40×60 Skidmore Garden* known for its success in growing produce such as radishes, beets, lettuce, peas, and spinach. Other vegetables include zucchinis, carrots, squash, broccoli, tomatoes, onions, leeks, beans, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, and various herbs. These vegetables are used in the dining hall. At the beginning of the semester the EAC organizes a Harvest Dinner using only foods grown in the Skidmore Garden. The Dinner was held at Fasltaffs. Funny how one night Falstaffs hosts a party, black lights and music vibrating the floor, and the next its the location for a dinner, dim lights and modest table settings. Every table felt a bit like Thanksgiving. People were chatting, some with their mouths full anxious to discuss the events of their weekend. And others were meeting new friends. All of which occurred over delicious food thanks to both the EAC and Dinning Services and to the tunes of a student band.

Even desert was served, a delicious apple crisp (OH.MY.GOSH) with the perfect amount of crunch.


Skylar Sasson '12 collected donations at the door


Leo Cancelmo '12 loving his guitar


Only delicious food can bring a smile that big


*The EAC is also know for running the campus composting project on campus. All homes on campus are expected to use their composting bucket, provided by the EAC. It is a great club to join for all those interested in environmental issues regardless if an Environmental Studies Major, or those who just have a green thumb.

*The Skidmore Garden is not only used to grow yummy produce. For instance, an environmental studies major studying forest conservation,Joe ’14 has been obtaining soil samples from the Skidmore Garden which are being tested at UMass Amherst.