Passionate students bring sustainable farming methods to campus
Ohio State's Office of Energy and Environment recently profiled the garden outside of Smith Lab, a project of InFACT, the Sustainable Growing Club at OSU (GrOSU), Knowlton School of Architecture, the Department of Anthropology, and Landscape Services. During the summer, native heirloom plants that puff up upon cooking such as corn, millet, sorghum and amaranth were planted in the space, which was called the "Pop-Garden". Partners seeded cover crops at the beginning of October. The fall crops, called the “Plant-ilizer Project” — a play on “fertilizer” — are cold-hardy and aim to build soil fertility and protect the soil from runoff in preparation for spring planting.