Master Gardeners Hold Seed Propagation Workshop for B.U.G.S.

Terms like “stratification,” “scarification,” and “damping off” are all part of the Brenau University Garden Society’s vernacular following a recent Hall County Master Gardeners presentation.

Master Gardener Elaine Kelley led B.U.G.S. students through a seed propagation workshop on Jan. 28. She extolled the importance of vermiculite as a substitute for potting soil, which she said is much more conducive for germination. She than led students through a practical exercise to demonstrate the efficacy of the phyllosilicate mineral.

Events of the sort demonstrate why the campus greenhouse is such a valuable asset, said club advisor Rudi Kiefer. “We added portable lighting, and it’s heated, so the work is pleasant even during the coldest days of the year,.”

Students and employees interesting in learning more about B.U.G.S. can contact Isabelle Panga, ipanga@tiger.brenau.edu or Rudy Kiefer at rkiefer@brenau.edu.