Amherst Garden Club has now been around for three years, and always expanding. Located behind the Zu (Humphries House) we have 9 large outdoor garden boxes and a newly constructed greenhouse that houses four indoor beds. We grow a variety of vegetables, experiment with fall and winter crops, and give students a space to grow whatever vegetables, fruits and flowers they like.
New Recycling Rule: Put All Recyclables in One Bin! As part of the college's ongoing efforts to reduce campus waste, Amherst implementing a single-stream recycling program in 2013. That means that all recyclable products (paper; rinsed plastic bottles, metal cans and glass jars; clean pizza boxes, aluminum foil and trays; clear plastic clamshell containers; empty aerosol cans; milk/juice cartons; and so on) can be disposed of in the same bin, and the college's recycling partners will do the sorting. Questions? Call the Recycling Center at 413-542-5038.
Amherst College is deeply committed to sustainability. We strive to set an example of responsible stewardship by establishing sound policies and practices that promote resource conservation and minimize our environmental impact.
Would you like to spend your first weekend at Amherst College working on a farm or exploring ways to solve climate change ? Then these are the LEAP programs for you! We have two trips on offer - FARM and Solving Climate Change - both providing you with a chance to learn more about your new home and the surrounding communities, form bonds with your classmates, and have fun!