Monday, May 17, 2010

Tiger Green

Posted By on Mon, May 17, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Last year around this time, we wrote about community gardens being planned for the University of Memphis campus.

Karyl Buddington, director of animal care at the university, plants a vegetable garden in her yard every spring. Earlier this year, she proposed doing the same thing at the university.

"I think everybody is a little uncertain about the future because the economy hasn't been so great," she says. "I do a lot of walking on campus. I thought, What if we put vegetables and herbs in place of all of the flowers we put in and take out each season?

"The more people I talked to, the more interest there was," she continues. "All of a sudden, we had a core group that was terribly excited about putting these plants in."

Looks like they're doing it again this year.

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Using raised beds, they've planted squash and beans from what I could see (and by that I mean by what was identified with little stakes).

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The garden is near the University Center and they even have some cute little blue benches where people can take a load off from gardening or just looking at the garden. And I might be mistaken but I don't think they're quite done yet ...

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