The Environment Committee
Once a month from September through May, the Environment Committee meets to address recycling issues and the preservation of natural resources. Residents are encouraged to participate in a variety of initiatives through our Green Q-Tips “how to go green” that are featured in The Quadrangle Times.
Bea Blackman is the Chair.
Our heated greenhouse is a much-appreciated resource, especially in winter. It is a learning experience for novices, and a great place to share plants and growing tips. Resident gardeners often start growing their vegetables in early spring for transplanting later into large garden plots.
Katherine Fisher is the greenhouse coordinator.
Each ground level apartment and cottage has outdoor space, and apartments on upper floors have an open balcony that is ideal for individual gardens. A feature of our ground floor apartments is the freedom to garden and also put in an extended patio. The choice is yours. One of our residents, Vivian Nachmias is an enthusiastic patio gardener.
Many of our residents are interested in landscaping and gardening. Members of the Landscape Committee represent a collective voice to ensure resident gardening activities are supported and encouraged. In addition to the general appearance of the grounds, the Committee’s concerns include the program for historic and memorial trees, the vegetable garden and greenhouse, the new orchard, and trails through the woods.
Weecha Crawford is the Chair.
Large Garden Plots
There are 20 plots for growing annuals and perennials in the fertile soil of the Quadrangle’s garden. During warm weather, tomatoes, green beans, lettuce, arugula, radishes and other vegetables end up on our residents’ dinner tables. Some grow enough to share within the community and it’s not unusual to end up with someone’s extra zucchini in your kitchen.
Katherine Fisher is our Garden Coordinator.