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Eastern's Urban Container Garden

Urban Garden potato demo.jpgBiology Professor John Landosky and Mary Gragno, professor of health and physical education, along with members of  the Facilities Management and Planning Department and Eastern's Green Campus Committee, are using the former greenhouse behind Burr Hall to develop a productive green teaching space in an unused area of campus. The space will be used to demonstrate how to grow food in small urban settings through the use of containers and vertical spaces.  

In connection with the garden's development this spring, Landosky and Ragno are holding two community learning sessions at the site. The first, a potato-planting demonstration, took place on April 28 when Landosky planted four kinds of potatoes in three different kinds of containers. He intends to compare the harvests and determine which type of container was most effective for the area.

Urban Garden - Potato_Demonstration_3 (2).jpgThe second activity, occurring on May 13 at 1 p.m., is a learning session on worm composting, where Landosky will demonstrate how to set up a worm composting bin. Worms are important friends of any garden, and they are super-effective consumers and recyclers of food and plant wastes. Persons interested should contact Landosky at landoskyj@easternct.edu or  Mary Ragno at ragnoma@easternct.edu


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