Urban & Public Affairs Garden Spring Workday
Mar 28, 2022
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
|Where||UPA Garden (426 W. Bloom St., behind Bettie Johnson Hall)|
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The Student Sustainability Coalition 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.
We'll be spreading wood chips on our paths, mulching our pawpaw patch, cleaning up after the winter, and digging out and potting-up pawpaw saplings for distribution at UofL Arbor Day (April 1).
Dress to get dirty. Tools and gloves provided.