What started a month ago as mere seedlings in the Barnum Hall Greenhouse, now exist in front of Tisch Library as herbs!


Thanks to the kind offer of Tufts Facilities and an agreement with Dining Services, Tom Thumb’s Student Garden has been charged with maintaining the two beds immediately outside of the library. In these beds, the plan is to grow herbs that can be used in the dining halls over the summer. Obviously the needs of a full-scale dining program are beyond our scope at the moment, but we hope to at least be supplemental!


In our first planting day, we planted Purple Opal and Sweet basil and thyme starts and a small tomato plant, as well as parsley and cilantro seeds. We have run into the unique problem in that we have more room than we have seedlings and seeds!!! Prof. George Ellmore helped us out a little by planting a couple curry plants, but we still have a ton of room to work with! It is exciting, and daunting at the same time. The search for attractive plants continues!

Informational signage to come shortly! (We want everyone passing to know who we are and what we intend to do!…and maybe ward off excessive nibblers…)