Four gardens comprising the Luther Gardens project at Luther College in Decorah, IA, produced 75 percent more produce in 2011 than during the previous growing season. The bounty provided a significant increase in the locally grown foods prepared and served by Luther Dining Services.
"The gardens grew nearly 200 pounds of basil, over 300 pounds of mixed greens and head lettuce, 350 pounds of peppers and over 325 pounds of multi-colored heirloom cherry tomatoes," says Maren Stumme-Diers, sustainable foods educator and coordinator of the Luther Gardens.
All produce grown in Luther Gardens is purchased by Luther Dining Services. For more, go here.