Welcome to COFGA: The Colby Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association! COFGA is a club where students can manage Colby’s organic “2 Feet 2 Bedrock” garden and greenhouse, work with the community (at Colby and beyond) on projects regarding sustainable food and agriculture, and meet new people! COFGA is a great way to work with produce, learn about sustainable farming practices, and provide Colby students and Waterville residents with fresh produce. COFGA is always open to new student members and community partners!
We aim to provide quality, organic produce to Colby’s dining halls, instill in our members the knowledge necessary to grow their own food, and establish partnerships with the Colby and Waterville community.
What We Do:
We grow the plants in the garden from seed to product, preparing the beds, and tending to the plants along the way. Outside of working in the garden, we also glean from the farmers market, help in the food bank, work with elementary school students on gardening and food projects, and host community events.
What We Grow:
We grow a variety of different vegetables such as: cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplants, squash, zucchini, gourds, pumpkins, onions, leeks, carrots, beets, herbs, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, peppers, raspberries, and blueberries! Look on the “documents” tab for more detailed garden plans!