We are very pleased with the interest the garden project is receiving. We want to let everyone in on plans we are creating for the upcoming season. Dietetics and Nutrition partners with Landscaping Services at the medical center to construct the raised beds as well as purchase the vegetables and herbs. This year we are excited to introduce Chris Harmeyer, the horticulture specialist at KUMC. With Chris's knowledge, and Eric Tow's continued support, we have big plans for the upcoming gardening season. Chris has been educating us on companion gardening and has encouraged us to pursue this for our garden this year. She's provided the information below to educate about companion gardening:
"We will do companion planting in each bed using a total of approximately 30 different vegetables, herbs and flowers. Companion planting in gardening is a form of polyculture. It is the planting of different crops in close proximity for pest control, pollination, providing habitat for beneficial insects, maximizing use of space, and to increase crop productivity. Here is an example of what one of our beds may look like."