Organic produce at the "Pumpkin Patch" -
Each spring a patch of sweet pumpkins, winter squashes, carving pumpkins and other crops is prepared in the field behind Miller. Each fall, pumpkin is enjoyed Doe Dining Commons in a wonderful variety of dishes – from pies to Indian curries. Pumpkins adorn campus over Homecoming Weekend, and students enjoy carving them into jack-o-lanterns at Halloween.
Environmental Science students got involved in the project by characterizing soil texture, measuring soil nutrient concentrations, and testing for soil contaminants. Pigs are rotated over the patch during the fall and spring to revitalize the soil.