This vegetable garden showcases ways to garden in earth-friendly and home-friendly ways and displays easy-to-grow vegetable varieties, perennial fruits and vegetables, and ornamental edibles. Throughout the garden, plants that attract insects for pollination and natural pest control, and that improve soil health are featured. Several beds are dedicated to demonstrations such as vertical gardening for small spaces, garden art, and Cornell University research.Learn more (two-minute audio)
History Happened Here
The shed next to the Pounder garden is where Nobel Prize-winning plant geneticist Barbara McClintock performed field work as a Cornell graduate student in the 1920s.
Sustainability Here and at Home
Sustainable gardening and landscape practices are showcased in this garden and throughout Cornell Botanic Gardens. Learn more about our commitment to resource conservation and how you can apply these practices at home.
Tips for gardening sustainably and where they are showcased at Cornell Botanic Gardens.
Much of our efforts are devoted to minimizing the use of chemical pesticides by practicing integrated pest management.