MSU Meridian 'Goes Green'

By: Jeffrey May Email
By: Jeffrey May Email

Meridian, Miss. Local college students are getting the opportunity to be involved with a greenhouse on the campus of MSU Meridian.

Many plants are being grown in the building, which was built last year.

MSU Meridian recently began a partnership with the Love and Peas Community Garden. The plants will be grown in the greenhouse and then transplanted in the garden once the threat of frost is gone.

The greenhouse benefits the students of the university and the community garden.

"I want to expose students to the really simple steps that you need to do just to grow your own plants," said biology instructor Dr. Jarrod Fogarty.

"By being able to use this greenhouse, we can grow some heirloom varieties that aren't available locally that I think people will enjoy seeing," said Gail Barton, community garden coordinator.

A work day will take place in the community garden Saturday, Mar. 29, to prepare it for the Growing Health, Sustaining Wellness Conference on Apr. 5 at the MSU Riley Center.

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