Thursday, April 5, 2012

Family and Graduate Housing giving residents a chance to GROW!

Last week, Family and Graduate Housing (FGH) residents lined up for the opportunity to stake their claim on a chance to grow…  literally.

Residents received stakes during this year’s “stake your plot” on March 23, 2012, that will identify their 10 ft. by 10 ft. plot in FGH’s community garden.

Most residents grow items to serve their families for meals, but some flowers are grown there too, according to Kim Ellis, assistant director for Family and Graduate Housing and coordinator for sustainability at University Housing.

This year, the garden, which is located behind Building Q on Rogers Road, has 82 plots available for residents to use. The garden conveniently has compost and a nearby water source.

In addition to serving as another great opportunity for residents to be sustainable, the garden offers somewhat of an aesthetic quality to the FGH community as well. It’s not unusual to find a resident in a deck chair just admiring the view.

Check out some of the pictures from “Stake Your Plot” below.

FGH Residents line up for "stake your plot" on March 23, 2012

Residents receive their stakes
A resident carefully selects his garden plot

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