Student garden yields crops for campus market
HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University's Student Garden has been in full bloom this summer, making for a plentiful offering during Vegetable Market Days on campus.
The Student Garden is behind Marshall's Career Services building at 1687 5th Ave., and it is maintained by students studying parks and recreation organization at the school.
Produce from the garden serves university students, low-income residents and the Facing Hunger Food Bank.
The Student Garden is one of three gardens maintained by Marshall's Sustainability Department.
The campus also has a rain garden that was created in 2013. It's located off of 5th Street behind the Marshall Developmental Center.
The third garden is a rooftop garden on a small roof that is adjacent to the Science Building on campus.
A rooftop garden can extend the life of a roof for more than 20 or 40 years. It can also control warm and cool temperatures within the building while providing mush needed habitat for local and visiting wildlife, such as butterflies and birds.
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