Master Gardeners Help Kick Off New Semester For B.U.G.S.

Prospective Brenau University Garden Society recruits were treated to a presentation from Don Linke of the Hall County Master Gardeners at last Thursday’s kickoff meeting.

Linke, who will lead the B.U.G.S. gardening projects throughout year, gave attendees at the Math SPA gathering a primer on topsoil chemistry. He was joined by Master Gardeners intern Andrew Linker, who will also work alongside Brenau’s club members.

Among this year’s projects will be the construction of compost bins to recycle food scraps and the production of campus-made fertilizers.¬†Summer crop remnants will be removed from plant beds and several new fixtures will be constructed over the next few days.

“I can’t wait to get my hands on this,” said newly elected B.U.G.S. President Isabelle Panga. “With the new members we signed up, we’ll be producing healthy, organic foods that are homegrown right here on our Brenau campus.”

For more information on B.U.G.S., please contact club adviser Dr. Rudi Kiefer at rkiefer@brenau.edu.