LAKE visits Blazer Gardens at VSU

Students growing local food on the roof at VSU? A local chef cooking it for fresh student meals? LAKE had to see this, so Bobbi Anne Hancock showed us where Blazer Gardens will be, on top of the Hugh C. Bailey Science Center.

Greenhouse A will have squash, peppers, and tomatoes, and already has some citrus growing in it; jsq gets a taste:

It all starts with composting. Bobbi and Erin Hurley of SAVE help raise awareness about clean local foods.

Bobbi and Jim Parker discuss how it’s good for you and tastes good, too!

Outside there will be beds for cucumbers and squash. Kathryn Grant asks Bobbi when all this will happen: starting last week of January.

Who’s going to cook? Buddy Boswell of Dailey Dinners, Hahira:

Want to help? Send them seeds, money, and dirt!

Prof. Emily Cantonwine explains to her class of volunteer laborers that it’s all funded by donations:

Blazer Gardens at VSU is on facebook. Or call Bobbi Anne Hancock at 229-242-0221.

Here’s a playlist, in which Bobbi explains it all:

Videos by Gretchen Quarterman and John S. Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange, Hugh C. Bailey Science Center, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 10 January 2011.