Along with our support from Dining Services, the BOG is supported and partially funded by the Student Activities Funding Council (SAFC).
Projects and purchases the SAFC have funded in the past:
- our yearly truckloads of compost
- all other purchased farm inputs (rock powders, supplemental seed, straw, building materials, harvest supplies etc.)
- fundraising t-shirt printing
- produce from other farmers for harvest party
- our two beloved bicycle trailers
Some student-initiated and -suggested projects include:
- the garden itself!
- t-shirt sales
- strawberries and asparagus
- specialty crops and herbs such as Thai peppers and basil
- the campus farmers market
- our tool organization system
Causes and Organizations we Partner with:
- The Real Food Challenge (RFC). RFC serves as both a campaign and a network. The campaign is to increase the procurement of real food on college and university campuses, and the network offers a chance for students and their allies to make connections, learn from one another, and grow the movement.
- Slow Food (SF) of Mid Coast Maine. SF is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.
- The Flannel Shirt Fund was set up in memory of Joel Cartwright, ’06, who initiated the garden at Bowdoin and passed away during the summer of 2008. The Fund grants money to groups working to connect kids to gardens and farms to schools as well as expand local knowledge of traditional wild foods.
- The Georgetown Central School is a K-6 community school in Georgetown, ME. We are helping them construct and maintain a greenhouse and welcoming the young students to the BOG to learn about growing their own food.
To join our BOG club mailing list:
Please email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Add to mailing list" in the title and your name in the body of the email.