Garden Advisory Committee

Fresh carrots pulled from the garden

SUNY Cortland Garden Advisory Committee Responsibilities

  • Create and help maintain gardens and edible landscaping in consultation with Facilities Management.
  • Integrate garden and edible landscaping planning into the College’s Sustainability, Climate Action, and Facilities Master Plans in consultation with Facilities Management.
  • Coordinate educational programs around the topics of gardens and edible landscaping.
  • Facilitate educational use of college gardens in classroom activities, service-learning, and interactions with the community.
  • Organize faculty, staff, students, and community members to assist with gardening.
  • Coordinate the College's Bee Campus USA activities.

Intern For Us

The Committee will attempt to fund and hire a paid intern each growing season to help with the Model Gardens. Responsibilities will include:

  • Publicize the Garden
  • Plan and implement educational programs
  • Coordinate volunteers
  • Maintain the Garden
  • Support Bee Campus USA programming

Committee Members

Sarah Beshers, Committee Chair: Professor, Health

Laurence Cohenno, Head Ground Supervisor, Facilities, Operations and Services

Jacqueline Dyke: Assistant Professor, Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department

Beth Klein: Professor, Childhood/Early Childhood Education and Campus Sustainability Coordinator

Josh McLaughlin: Facilities, Operations and Services

Louise Mahar, Assistant Director for Fitness, Recreational Sports