The Middlesex garden is thriving, tended by head gardener Mme. Bolster and a team of faculty volunteers who weed and water it all summer. The herbs - tarragon, rosemary, thyme, chives, oregano, and sage - are up and growing. Kale, green peppers, eggplant, lettuce, scarlet runner beans, many varieties of tomatoes, and winter squashes will grace dishes in the dining hall and our tables this fall.
The Middlesex garden - our very own local food source - is one example of how we approach sustainability at Middlesex. It is also connected to this year's All-School Read, The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities, by Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power, urban farming pioneer, and MacArthur “Genius Award” winner. The book is a story of Allen’s personal journey and his grassroots movement to create an innovative food system for inner-city communities.