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MSU Office of Sustainability to host volunteer Pollinator Garden Weed Pull

June 29, 2022
Rachel Avvott, an employee of Brine's Farm, and Lenz Blix, a crew leader at the Student Organic Farm, planted a grafted pear tree at the Earth Day Event put on by the MSU RISE Program and the MSU Student Organic Farm at the MSU Student Organic Farm on April 22, 2022.
Rachel Avvott, an employee of Brine's Farm, and Lenz Blix, a crew leader at the Student Organic Farm, planted a grafted pear tree at the Earth Day Event put on by the MSU RISE Program and the MSU Student Organic Farm at the MSU Student Organic Farm on April 22, 2022. —
Photo by Lauren Snyder | The State News

MSU students and East Lansing community members looking to exercise a green thumb and some back muscles can volunteer at an MSU Pollinator Garden from 12-1p.m. on June 30.

MSU’s Office of Sustainability is looking for volunteers to help pull weeds at the Pollinator Garden located along the River Trail, on the northwest side of the Minskoff Pavilion at 651 N Shaw Lane. 

“Drop in during your lunch hour to help keep our campus beautiful,” read an online event posting. “Learn tips from a native plant and gardening expert.”

The event posting asks that volunteers bring gloves and a hand tool, though limited amounts of weeding tools will be available for volunteers to use.

The garden was established along the river in 2020

“Pollinator gardens are a nice way to provision hungry pollinators with some food,” according to an article on the MSU College of Natural Science’s Michigan Pollinator Initiative webpage, which aims to address issues related to pollinators and pollination in Michigan.


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