Phi Kappa Phi will be holding a two-hour “Whack-a-Bad-Plant” session on Friday, Oct. 25, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Brenau’s Bamboo Forest. In addition to tending and caring for the bamboo forest by eliminating invasive plant species that threaten our “good” plants, students and faculty can work off mid-semester angst by wielding hoes and other blunt implements against some plants that won’t fight back… much.
According to tradition, former Brenau President H.J. Pearce commissioned a landscape architect, who recently immigrated to the U.S. from Japan named Shogo Joseph Myaida to design a pond, an island and a Japanese Garden on campus, as well as a garden around the president’s home. Mayaida stayed on campus for two years, from 1923-24, to complete the projects. The bamboo planted near the president’s house has remained even though the house no longer stands.
Meet by the greenhouse (behind the tennis building) and wear sturdy clothing. Pizza will be provided afterwards!