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About the Community Garden

General Garden Information

  • The Jolly Garden: Representing the Kalamazoo College Community, was first planted in the spring of 2010. 
  • It is located behind 1324 Academy St.
  • It is maintained by a community of Kalamazoo College students, faculty, staff members, and friends. 
  • The College offers gardening courses in the spring and fall through the Physical Education Department that is open to all students.

Sunflowers 8.31.2010 

Supporters of The Jolly Garden

  • The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
  • Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Institute for Service Learning
  • Community Benefactors
  • Facilities Management
  • Kalamazoo College Gardening Class
  • Physical Education Department

Click the links below to learn more about our Community Garden

Community Garden Video- by Claire Eder

A student's perspective: Final Gardening Paper by Claire Eder

Jane Hoinville's  A SYNERGY OF SYZYGY

Helping Hands 7.20.2010 

About the name

The Jolly Garden: Representing the Kalamazoo College Community is named in honor of Seema Jolly '07, the first instructor of the gardening course and a strong force behind the garden's success.