In conjunction with Cameron University’s triennial Academic Festival, “Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities,” the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences will host a garden party at Pat Henry Elementary School on Wednesday, May 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. The reception will highlight the school’s five new tower gardens, which were funded by the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences in partnership with the Lawton Public School Foundation. The reception is open to the public.
“Over the course of this academic year, the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences has focused on sustainable communities,” says Dr. Lisa Huffman, Dean. “The establishment of indoor tower gardens is an outstanding way to promote a sustainable community, allowing Cameron to participate in an effort aimed at educating children about the science of plants, what is needed to grow plants, and healthy eating. A healthy community is a sustainable community.”
A tower garden is a vertical aeroponics growing system that allows gardeners to grow multiple fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, and more in a limited space. Aeroponics requires no growing medium, as water and nutrients are continuously cycled through the tower, showering the plants’ roots. Tower gardens can be placed either indoors or outdoors, as long as there is sufficient light and appropriate temperature for growing.
April 30, 2015