Research garden opens at Richmond Hill Middle School

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The first stage of an agricultural research garden on the Richmond Hill Middle School campus is nearing completion and was marked by a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday night before the Bryan County Schools Board of Education work session.

The first stage of the garden will consist of 44 framed, raised beds and container gardens, both of which are suitable models for home gardening. Students will conduct research on fertilizers, prevention and treatment of plant disease and infestation, and on which varieties of certain crops (e.g., tomato) are most successful in our hot, humid climate. Data and observations will be shared with community stakeholders to encourage families to grow some of their own produce in small home gardens. Read More