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Octopus' Garden yields more produce after latest harvest

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(Photo provided)Students work in Octopus' Garden. (Photo provided)Students work in Octopus' Garden. (Photo provided)

The fall harvest at Octopus' Garden has yielded a hearty bounty for those in need.

Students, faculty and other community members harvested the remainder of the garden's produce last weekend. About 350 pounds of produce was pulled from the community garden to benefit the relief efforts after the heavy flooding resulting from Hurricane Irene. A total of 1,111 pounds of fruits, vegetables and herbs were grown in the campus garden this year. Some of it was used for on-campus eateries and the rest is donated to local food pantries.

Volunteers have already planted greens for the fall and will soon be planting garlic to be picked next year.

The harvest was part of the College's day of remembrance to reflect on the impact of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.