Barry's Community Garden Planting - November 14

Barry's Community Garden Planting - November 14

Barry’s Community Garden will be planted during Founders’ Week.

As the University prepares to celebrate its 5th Founders’ Week, sustainable projects will be highlighted during this year’s celebration. Arbor Day, a traditional event held at the University for 71 years, served as the inspiration for the current Plant the Campus Red Day. Barry’s Community Garden will be planted on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. behind Cor Jesu Chapel. Again this year, six garden beds will be maintained by a mix of student clubs, organizations and faculty/staff groups. 

Interested students and faculty/staff are asked to contact Dr. Cindy Lasky at to sign a contract to maintain their bed throughout the academic year. These groups will select the items they wish to plant and will keep the items they grow.

Barry’s Environmental Sustainability Team (B.E.S.T), co -chaired by Patrick Tolan, JD, from the Law School, and Jesus Mendez, from Facilities Management, sponsors the Community Garden project along with other green efforts. B.E.S.T initiatives for the 2012-13 academic year include increased efforts on campus recycling, reduced consumption, Earth Day activities, and the continuation of the Farmer’s Market. The identification and expansion of curricular links to sustainability will also be considered. Look for more information on these initiatives throughout the academic year!

To register for Plant the Campus Red and other events during Founders’ Week, please visit

For more information about B.E.S.T. or any of the items above, please contact