Urban & Public Affairs Garden & Greenhouse Workday

When Oct 25, 2021
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where UPA Garden (426 W. Bloom St., behind Bettie Johnson Hall)
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UPA Garden - Oct2013 Sweet Potato HarvestThe Student Sustainability Coalition and UofL Botanical Society invite you to discover the wonders of UofL's OTHER garden, behind the Urban & Public Affairs Building, along the brick alley behind Bettie Johnson Hall.

The student-designed UPA Horticulture Zone has been growing food & community since the Urban & Public Affairs Student Organization broke ground in May 2013! What had once been an uninviting patch of grass that had to be mowed regularly with fossil fuels was transitioned into an inviting outdoor gathering space beside our historic apple tree.

The space is used to grow fresh, delicious produce available to the community in our mini orchard (peach, apple, fig, and native serviceberry, pawpaw, hazelnuts, and maypops) and in four raised beds filled with rich, organic compost made by volunteers on campus from food waste collected both on and off campus.

The site includes two compost bins, five rain barrels to capture water from the roof for irrigation, native shade-tolerant plants for areas under the canopy, nitrogen-fixing red clover no-mow areas, and a large, season-extending greenhouse with solar panels to power the ventilation fans.

We'll be harvesting maypops (native passion fruits), tidying up the garden after a long growing season, planting cover crops, and getting the greenhouse ready for year-round growing!!

Dress to get dirty. Tools and gloves provided. This event is rain or shine - in the event of rain,we will work mostly in the greenhouse.

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