Title

Development of the Ted and Chris Robb Garden using modern horticultural methods

Poster Number

30

Lead Author Major

Pre-Pharmacy, Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, and Pre-Dentistry

Format

Poster Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Mark Brunell

Faculty Mentor Department

Biological Sciences

Abstract/Artist Statement

Starting in Fall semester 2012, the Ted and Chris Robb Garden was created and the first crops were planted in September 2012. During the Spring 2013 semester, students continued the operation o f the garden which involved the mastering of basic horticultural techniques. Students prepared seedling flats, planted seeds, maintained transplants, planted transplants, monitored for pests, and harvested crops. In addition, students learned methods of bed formation and preparation, and the principles of irrigation and how to maintain irrigation equipment. Other activities such as composting and crop delivery to the DUC were conducted. In general, students have learned how to create and operate an organic institutional garden.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

Start Date

20-4-2013 1:00 PM

End Date

20-4-2013 3:00 PM

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Development of the Ted and Chris Robb Garden using modern horticultural methods

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

Starting in Fall semester 2012, the Ted and Chris Robb Garden was created and the first crops were planted in September 2012. During the Spring 2013 semester, students continued the operation o f the garden which involved the mastering of basic horticultural techniques. Students prepared seedling flats, planted seeds, maintained transplants, planted transplants, monitored for pests, and harvested crops. In addition, students learned methods of bed formation and preparation, and the principles of irrigation and how to maintain irrigation equipment. Other activities such as composting and crop delivery to the DUC were conducted. In general, students have learned how to create and operate an organic institutional garden.