Winter gardeningWe traditionally think of Thanksgiving as a time of eating the fruits of the late harvest. But at Perry Wellness Center, it is also a time for planting for the next season.

A recent morning chill did not hamper the preparation of a new garden spot on campus. The unused plot of fertile ground on the north boundary was carefully prepared and planted with collards, a popular winter vegetable at the market.

“I am into helping our peers learn about growing a variety of fresh vegetables and using some of the produce for our daily meal service,” PWC founder and CEO Stuart Perry explains.

As everyone prepares to sit down at their Thanksgiving tables and enjoy the bounty of the year, the first roots of the next harvest stretch themselves in the cold ground.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

In the photo above, Joe Shank provides some upkeep in the newly planted winter garden area.

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