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Oct. 8, 2008

New Birmingham-Southern student garden club to hold inaugural sustainable garden build event

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —The new Birmingham-Southern College Garden Club will hold its first community garden event, “Raising of the Beds,” Oct. 11 with a full day of activities on the BSC campus from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The sustainable garden event will take place in a designated area near the BSC Hilltop Apartments.“Raising of the Beds,” Oct. 11

Scheduled activities include construction and planting of beds in the morning and live musical entertainment provided by local student bands during the afternoon.

Groups from across the campus, including faculty, staff and students, will sign up for the club's community garden event and receive a 4 feet by 16 feet wooden raised bed to plant and tend vegetables, herbs and flowers through sustainable organic farming methods.

The BSC Garden Club, led by sophomore Ben Tracy from Atlanta, was organized and launched in conjunction with the implementation of the new urban environmental studies major this fall at BSC. Tracy, who is an urban environmental studies major, completed a summer internship with the Atlanta Urban Gardening Program where he gained skills and experience in organic growing. Connor McVey, who is co-founder of the event and will serve as garden manager, has worked with Jones Valley Urban Farm here in Birmingham for four years. McVey is a BSC freshman theatre arts major from Vestavia.

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