Salem Rotary Helps Discovery Garden Grow

Kent State Salem Receives Rotary Donation

Rotary Check to Help the Discovery Garden GrowSalem – Kent State University at Salem recently received a check for $1,500 from the Salem Rotary Club, earmarked to help the campus’s Discovery Garden grow.

The Discovery Garden is an outdoor classroom where individuals can “learn, grow, live and laugh.” Students in the horticulture program at Kent Salem use the garden space to put their lessons to work by planting and growing plants; designing and building landscape features; and harvesting the crops.

The food grown in the garden is donated to the Salem Food Pantry or used as part of the meal when Kent State Salem hosts the Banquet in Salem twice each year.

“The donation from the Salem Rotary Club will help us expand the garden and enhance the learning opportunities for our students and the public,” noted Dr. Steve Nameth, dean of the Kent Salem campus. “We appreciate the Rotary’s support of the Discovery Garden, especially since it benefits so many in our community.”


Photo: With the $1,500 check from the Salem Rotary Club are (from left) Dr. Steve Nameth, dean; Claire Lukachick, a freshman horticulture student who works in the Discovery Garden; and Maurice Peoples, a member of the horticulture faculty who spearheads the planning and maintenance of the Discovery Garden on the Kent Salem campus.


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POSTED: Monday, December 8, 2014 12:45 PM
Updated: Friday, February 20, 2015 05:53 PM