UHS Community Garden 2013
University High School EcoBlazers
University High School students, staff, and families created an organic community garden in May of 2013. They maintained and nurtured the garden throughout the summer and into the fall, harvesting tomatoes and other vegetables. Science teachers assisted the students and used the garden as a teaching tool. As this is an ongoing project, they look forward to adapting the garden to meet the needs of their school community year after year.
Marigolds can be used anywhere to deter Mexican bean beetles, squash bugs, thrips, tomato hornworms, and whiteflies. They are also known to repel harmful root knot nematodes (soil dwelling microscopic white worms) that attack tomatoes, potatoes, roses, and strawberries. The root of the Marigold produces a chemical that kills nematodes as they enter the soil.