Friday, April 10, 2015

Garden Practices activity course

This year marks the first offering of a quarter-credit activity course called "Garden Practices" (ENVR 356). Led by seniors Rose Hanrahan and Mally Wyld with the help of IPE professor Emelie Peine, Garden Practices introduces students to the basic principles of organic vegetable and fruit cultivation in the Pacific Northwest. Students are learning how to build hoop houses for year-round gardening, how to identify and manage common pests, and how to rotate crops for soil nutrient management. They are even growing kale that will soon be showing up in salads, pasta, and other fare at the SUB, so stay tuned!

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