By: Jennifer Gaslorek—
Muncie, Ind. – A ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Muncie Chamber of Commerce will be at Ivy Tech Community College East Central Region’s Gardens of Ivy. The ribbon cutting will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, to celebrate the first harvest.
This raised bed garden located at the Muncie Cowan Road Campus was designed and constructed by students in the Agriculture, Design, Building Technology, and Welding Programs. The community garden provides fresh vegetables and herbs, for the culinary arts program, Ivy Tech students and employees.
This project has been implemented in collaboration with the following community partners who shared expertise or donated services.
- Ashton Land Surveyors
- FFA District 9
- Mac Allister Rentals
- McCreary Excavation
- Muncie Metal Spinning
- Tiffany Lawn & Garden Supply
The initial concept was the result of a feasibility study prepared by students over a 16 week period. The garden has offered students a cross curricular experience while contributing to the betterment of the wider community.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.