The WWC garden covers three acres of organically raised crops, including vegetables, fruits, cut flowers and herbs. There is also a one-acre apple orchard on Jones Mountain and the apples are pressed for apple cider in the fall. The greatest challenge is growing vegetables through the cold winter months to continue to provide fresh vegetables to the campus community throughout the school year. In order to accomplish this, we make use of season extension practices such as the use of a 34 x 80 heated greenhouse and three unheated hoophouses, including a 100 x 30 high tunnel constructed in 2010-2011 with funding from Sodexo dining services.
The garden's produce is sold through the Warren Wilson College food service, a weekly campus market, and a small Community Supported Agriculture program. The garden also manages a small apiary, some chickens, and a compost operation. We strive to model sustainable agriculture practices and use the draght power of two Belgian work horses whenever possible.
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