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GREEN GARDENING : Sarah Tracy-Wanck '10 hoes the ground between rows of chard, lettuce and summer squash at Wesleyan's Long Lane Farm July 25. The farm originated in 2004 as a place students could learn about food security issues and grow their own produce. No chemical fertilizers are used on the farm, which is located at the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth Street.

Nicole Sugarman '07 spends her evening weeding a row of cucumbers. Cucumbers are one of about 80 vegetables grown in the organic garden, which has expanded to more than an acre.
A vibrant black-eyed Susan flower patch glows in the green garden.
Nat Lichten '09 lifts the leaves of a summer squash looking for young growth. Wesleyan students plant, till, weed, prune, water, do other growing activities, and explore ideas around food and farming with students from local schools.
Lichten and Sugarman work on the garden. Corn is growing in the foreground and tomatoes are on the left.

The Long Lane Farm is funded by the Environmental Studies Department, the Rockfall Foundation, the Mellon Foundation and End Hunger Connecticut. Additional income is provided by the farm's Community Supported Agriculture members, vegetable sales to the public, local restaurants Wesleyan's food service Bon Appetite and private donations. For more information on the farm, e-mail longlanefarm@gmail.com. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)