Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Calling All Gardeners to the SMU Learning Garden!

Have you checked out the Learning Garden on campus lately? Our veggie crops and flowers are growing like crazy in this hot weather. There is a lot of work to do and volunteers are needed to help with harvesting for the local Food Bank, planting crops for fall and-as always-weeding. Garden Manager, Sky Myers is on campus every Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and is seeking volunteers to help out through the remainder of August, September and October. Faculty are encouraged to contact Sky to schedule a time to bring your class to the garden. Special projects and dates can be arranged to suit your needs. Drop ins are always welcomed!

Worm Bin Workshop September 18th
Our Eisenia Fetida (aka Red Wigglers) have been very busy this summer turning vegetable scraps into worm castings. These little critters are totally amazing at transforming organic material into gardener’s gold. These bins are tidy, they do not smell, and are perfect for apartment dwellers or those who don’t need a large, outdoor composting system. Our bin is so full of worms  that we have enough to share! If you are interested in starting a worm bin to compost your kitchen scraps, join Sky September 18th from 12:00 -2:00 pm. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of materials. RSVP to Sky at by September 4th to participate.