College of the Atlantic’s community garden.

On the north side of campus, the community garden is a large expanse of garden beds and pathways, a place where students, staff, faculty, and community members can tend their own organic garden plots. The community gardens include a small mixed orchard with peach, pear, apple, and other fruit trees. Gardening and agriculture classes often use space in these gardens to practice techniques, conduct experiments, and develop garden designs. Community gardeners share responsibilities for maintaining common parts of the garden, as well as shared tools and compost systems.