Green thumbs need apply
At the Horticulture Innovation Lab Demonstration Center on campus, a few empty raised garden beds are waiting for some new plants. The “Pitch-and-Plant” gardening contest invites students and community members to help fill those garden beds with interesting plants.
This outdoor site is currently home to vegetable varieties from Africa and Asia, such as spider plant and leafy amaranth. The center also displays agricultural tools that university researchers use with small-scale farmers in developing countries. Visitors are welcome; find the Horticulture Innovation Lab Demonstration Center on the campus map.
July 1 is the deadline to make a pitch for what you would like to plant. Send three PowerPoint slides to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners could be getting their hands dirty with planting as early as July 18. Winners will be responsible for maintaining their creative garden plants (and eating their own harvest too!) for the rest of the summer.
To learn more about how to participate, read this blog post from the Horticulture Innovation Lab.
Horticulture Innovation Lab