Earth Day 2008

On April 22, 2008 Washington and Lee celebrated Earth Day along with the Virginia Native Plant Society, the Program in Environmental Studies, the Student Environmental Action League, and the Outing Club, highlighting native plants, the W&L back campus garden and treading lightly on nature.

Fifty pumpkin, zucchini, summer squash and cucumber seeds were planted at the back campus garden table during the Earth Day. Members of the classes of ’08, ’09, ’10, and ’11, as well as, faculty and staff from Teacher Education, Public Safety, Religious Life, Greek Life, English Dept, Anthropology Dept, the Business Office, Environmental Studies, the Law School, Portuguese Dept, Journalism Dept, the Sheperd Poverty Program, Religion Dept, University Computing and WLUR participated.

The plants have spent two weeks in the University greenhouse and are now ready to plant in the back campus garden. Dr. Bill Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Biology, is coordinating the planting which will take place the week of May 12-16.

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