Big Workday on June 23 at the RU Chicago Campus Rooftop Garden

Garden Harvest as of June 11th, 2014, from the Wabash Building rooftop gardens at RU's Chicago Campus (over ten pounds in two weeks); pictured here are RU sustainability interns MaryBeth Radeck and Kevin Markowski

Garden Harvest as of June 11th, 2014, from the Wabash Building rooftop gardens at RU’s Chicago Campus (over ten pounds in two weeks); pictured here are RU sustainability interns MaryBeth Radeck and Kevin Markowski

The Roosevelt University Chicago Campus Rooftop Garden is having a big workday next Tuesday, June 23rd, from 10am-2pm. The garden is located on the 5th floor of Wabash Building at 425 S. Wabash, and is managed this summer by Rebecca Quesnell, SUST alum (BA ’15) and Environmental Sustainability Associate in the RU Physical Resources department. All RU students, faculty, staff, and alumni and encouraged to show up for whatever time you can spare next Tuesday and help out!

What will be happening:

  • Pulling weeds and sending them to the pulper machine to be turned into compost
  • Thinning out plants
  • Reseeding if needed
  • Creating barriers to deter slugs away from the vegetable plants
  • Removing current piles of debris in order to lessen the ‘slug headquarters’
  • Creating markers for our vegetable plots (may happen inside or outside)

For questions, or to let Rebecca know you’ll attend for all or even just part of the workday, contact her at rquesnell@roosevelt.edu or 312-341-3602.

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