Did you know that there is a greenhouse on-campus?

Welcome to the third episode of a special Learning Communities series focused on self-care. This session features insights and advice on Gardening 101 (including taking care of plants in your home or apartment) for food and relaxation and shines light on our greenhouse.

Dr. Stephen Via, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology is our special guest. He shares tips and tools, including utilizing odd or cheap (his word) sources to get started.

Contact Dr. Stephen Via at [email protected] for a tour of the greenhouse or to see if you can reserve a spot for your plans.

Learn more about the Food Access and Advocacy Learning Community here



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Get a head start…. do not buy seeds now, buy the plants. (Start next February to start with just seeds.) 

Yogurt containers, egg cartons, and baby food containers can be used to garden in pots. 


Garden Centers mentioned:

  • Home Depot
  • Walmart
  • Lowes
  • Leftover containers from you kitchen




This episode was hosted and produced by Ms. Angel Eason, with an assist from Dr. Felicia Mebane.

Photo: Ms. Angel Eason, Dr. Stephen Via, and Dr. Mebane. Screenshot taken by Ms Eason.