RU Student/Faculty Team Give Presentation to the Schaumburg Community Garden Club

This past Wednesday at the monthly meeting of the 25-year-old Schaumburg Community Garden Club, SUST undergrad MaryBeth Radeck and professor Mike Bryson teamed up to give a presentation at the Spring Valley Nature Center about the sustainable landscape transformation at Roosevelt’s Schaumburg Campus and the development of the RU Community Garden.

The local gardeners, most of them senior citizens with years of experience growing flowers, vegetables, and herbs, were keenly interested to learn about MaryBeth’s experiments using a self-watering “keyhole” container garden that also serves as its own composter; and the recent installation of a drip irrigation system this past summer. In term, the RU team learned that the Garden Club raises money for local environmental programs (such as the Mighty Acorns youth programming at Spring Valley), holds an annual native plant sale, and donates all of its hundreds of pounds of produce to the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry.

RU Presentation to SCGC 2014-09-10

 

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