New Student Trustee Fosters
has a mission.
already made strides in achieving her goals. The Lexington
resident has served as president of MCC's Sustainability
Club, is a member of the S.E.E.D. (Students Engaged in
Entrepreneurial Development) Club, worked as an intern
for the Sustainability Advisory Committee, and is a
Campus Catalyst grant recipient.
tremendously," said Kennedy. As president of the
Sustainability Club, she played a vital role in expanding
the Community Garden on the Bedford campus. She
played an active role in researching and pitching the idea
to college administrators, and fundraising for the
made it a true Community Garden. There are now enough plots
for the entire MCC community -- not just students, but faculty
and staff to participate. It stands for everything I believe in --
sustainable living and fostering community."
Garden. She grows mostly holistic herbs, like lemon balm, sage,
lavender, chamomile and echinacea, plus vegetables, including
collard greens, beans, kale, tomatoes and tomatillos.
alternately repel and/or attract insects -- to help maintain her
plot. "I plant marigolds around the perimeter of my garden.
They help keep bad bugs out, but attract bees to help
pollinate my other plants, like tomatoes."
"I really got into gardening after my dad was diagnosed with
cancer," said Kennedy. "I found solace in the garden then.
Now that he's healthier, he teaches me about gardening."
love of gardening and sustainability with her passion for
helping people access healthy, local food options. She works
with members of Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell, to grow their
own healthy foods in a local community garden.
2013-14 Student Trustee