St. Olaf Garden Research and Organic Works


This summer STOGROW held its first-ever 5k. The walk/run took participants through St.Olaf’s natural lands and ended on the STOGROW farm. Participants paid an entry fee of $10 which included a free t-shirt. After the 5k people socialized with coffee (provided by Goodbye Blue Monday Coffeehouse), cookies, zucchini bread (made with STOGROW zucchini) and apples. The chickens were a big hit, as usual, and the farm enjoyed the visitors’ laughter and pitter-patter of feet wandering throughout the garden. Will this continue throughout the years and become an annual event? We’ll have to consult next year’s chickens before coming to that conclusion.

A special thanks to: Goodbye Blue Monday Coffeehouse for the free coffee; Bon Appetit for catering the event; St.Olaf College for making the natural lands accessible and Judy Stromayer for providing guidance on waiver logistics; the Cannon River Watershed Partnership for allowing us to use their restroom facilities; and Mother Earth for providing a beautiful day with sunshine and clear skies.


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