Oakland University establishes urban gardens on campus

Oakland University’s Meadow Brook Hall is undergoing an urban agriculture makeover this summer.

Student
volunteers and staff are working on establishing gardens and green
spaces around the Hall on the university’s campus in Rochester Hills.
The group has created a garden and a variety of organic compost piles.
It is also identifying and implementing new sustainable practices.

The
compost piles are providing the fertilizer and top soil needed to grow
the vegetables in the garden, including tomatoes, bell peppers and
pumpkins. They will be harvested and used in the hall’s food
preparation.

Source: Oakland University
Writer: Jon Zemke