Friday, June 29, 2012

Making college campus green: University of Iowa

The University of Iowa Gardeners have started a new herb and flower garden by North Hall to grow things like borage (an edible flower), chamomile, sunflowers, and more. They spent a sunny Friday morning laying mulch and planting in the black Iowa dirt.

The UI Gardeners have been working with Barry Greenberg, executive chef for UI Residential Dining, to provide fruits, vegetables, and herbs for the Iowa Memorial Union from their main garden. The new North Hall satellite location will supplement that local food supply.

UI Gardener Rob Koehler digs a line along the outer edge
of the North Hall herb garden for planting herbs and flowers.
Photo courtesy of IowaNow

This post was created by Madison Jones

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