FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 09, 2014
Contact: Lalena Price, University Communications 304-746-1989
Sustainability offers free pallet gardening workshop this week
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — If you’ve ever thought your yard is too small to garden, you just never thought about growing a vertical garden.
Marshall’s Sustainability Department and Student Garden staff are hosting a free workshop on vertical pallet gardening on Thursday, June 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the southeast corner of the greenhouse behind the Science Building.
Used pallets can be used to grow both food and flowers in a tight space.
“Please come and watch us create our first pallet garden at Marshall and gain a practical understanding of how it’s done,” said Margie Phillips, manager of the Sustainability Department. “If you need a pallet to get your garden started, let us know when you RSVP and we can provide you one to take home for your garden.”
The demonstration is open to students, faculty and staff as well as anyone from the community. RSVPs are required at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first 10 people to register will be given a free vegetable or herb seedling.