The Medicinal Garden is a new venture for our department. It is anticipated that students from courses like The Biology of Plants, Microbiology and General Biology will be able to use plants from this garden in their laboratory experience. Additionally, several faculty from the chemistry Department have expressed interest in using plants from this garden.
The hardscaping was finished in August of 2016. Each of the four sections will hold plants from a different category. Most of the plants will be grown from seed in the greenhouse over the winter months. To prevent weeds from colonizing the new beds, Biology student JP Grow is putting down clear poly to "solarize" the soil. It should heat up to over 110 degrees-killing the weeds.
The photo below shows the original plan for this new garden.