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Give Up the Green for the DN Garden

$1,510
100%
Raised toward our $1,500 Goal
35 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 15, at 11:59 PM CDT
Project Owners

Thank You!

March 17, 2017

We made it to our project goal of $1500! Thank you to all who could donate and to anyone who shared this project with others. We could not have done it without you! Spring starts on Monday and we're gearing up for another wonderful season! As our garden project continues to grow, we hope we can reach more people on the medical center campus as well as the local community educating them on the benefits of healthy eating. We're planning a kickoff planting day for mid-May so stay tuned for updates! On behalf of all the Dietetics and Nutrition students, faculty, and staff, thank you for all your support!

Garden Success

March 08, 2017

The Dietetics and Nutrition had great success last year. Spring 2016 saw lots of rain, which meant a slow start to the garden. By August, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, basil, and okra were abundant. We're currently planning the new items that will fill the gardens beds in May and we can't wait for spring!

 

Garden Plans

February 20, 2017

Hi Everyone,

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."

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$10

Tomatoes

A gift of $10 would allow us to purchase herbs to plant in the raised beds.

$20

Yellow Peppers

A gift of $20 would allow us to purchase vegetables to plant in the raised beds.

$50

Broccoli

A gift of $50 would allow us to create and install signage to tell visitors about the educational and research benefits of the garden, as well as how they can get involved.

$100

Vegetable Medley

A gift of $100 would allow us to purchase garden tools to assist with planting and maintaining the garden.

$250

Master Gardner

A gift of $250 would allow us to purchase picnic tables or benches to make the space more enjoyable for patients, students, faculty, staff and community members visiting the garden.

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