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Gardening Work Days on McIver

A walk past the UNCG Garden on McIver Street reveals a bounty of vegetables, herbs and flowers. A lot of weeding has been happening this summer. Two Fall 2011 work days are approaching.

CW asked Dr. Susan Andreatta (Anthropology), a co-chair of the UNCG Gardens steering committee, for an update on the garden. She tells us:

This fall we have a number of people renewing their use of their raised beds, which is exciting for sustainability! We are also joined by a few new participants. A UNCG alumna, Laura Tew, who is also master gardener, is guiding the UNCG Guarantee students. They have two raised beds where they have learned how to prepare the soil, start seeds and plant transplants. Students from the Lloyd International Honors College have raised beds as do students from the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning, and the UNCG Student Garden Club.

We will be having two work days. Faculty can invite their students to complete their service learning hours or community service hours at the UNCGreensboro Gardens on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon. Some of the projects we plan to work on during these two work days include: building 10 more raised beds and some flower boxes, filling the raised beds and flower boxes with compost and dirt, laying down woodchips between the new beds and freshening up the wood chips between the beds already established. People planning to help on the community work days should remember to bring garden gloves and dress appropriately for the work and weather. If you have garden tools (wheelbarrows, shovels, heavy duty rakes, power drills, etc.) we could use for the day, it would help out too.

Campus groups or classes interested in potentially taking a plot for Spring 2012 should email s_andrea@uncg.edu