SMS SciFries help build raised garden beds at EGSC
By Whitley Clifton | May 16, 2019 11:06 am
On Saturday March 30, students from the Swainsboro Middle School SciFries, science Swainsboro Middle School science teacher Deanna Ryan, and Chase Hammond, high-school student from Jefferson County High School, joined Susanna Hall, East Georgia State College junior in the Bachelor of Science in Biology program and vice-president of the EGSC chapter of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, and Dr. David Chevalier, EGSC chair of the biology department, to build raised garden beds outside the Academic Building Expansion at EGSC.
The team built six raised beds and will meet in the next few months to plant Georgia native plants in the raised beds. These raised beds are part of a long-term project between EGSC and the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance (GPCA). GPCA is non-profit organization that includes botanical gardens, state agencies, museums, plant societies, and universities. EGSC has been a member of the GPCA since 2015. The raised beds will be used to propagate Georgia native plants and then reintroduce them in their natural habitat. Once completed, the raised beds will also be used as an outreach educational tool to educate students from local schools about Georgia native plants and plant conservation.
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