A special thank you to all of you who helped install the newest TIGUrS garden during the MEMfix event this past weekend. It was a beautiful thing to see so many students and so many members of the University District community working together to make the neighborhood a little greener, healthier, and more sustainable. We’re looking forward to the next few months as the new garden fills in with delicous herbs, beautiful flowers, and maybe a tomato or two. Please be sure to check in with your garden whenever you’re in the area.
I also wanted to remind you about two upcoming events that TIGUrS has in the works.
First, our fourth and final Guests in the Garden speaker will be joining us this Wednesday, April 17th, at 6:00pm in the University Center Bluff Room (UC304). His name is Kalki Winter, and he is a local “green” landscaper coming to talk about what all of us can do to make our spaces a little more friendly to the environment of the midsouth. He specializes in using native and zone-appropriate plants in his work, so if you’re interested local ecology stop by to meet Kalki and learn from his experience. Please be sure to check out his website at http://www.e-scapelandscapes.com/.
Second, TIGUrS is preparing to celebrate its 4th annual Earth Day Celebration in the large Oasis garden on the University of Memphis campus. On Thursday, April 18th from 10:00am-2:00pm, we’ll have live music, free food, Zumba classes, and dozens of local environmental organizations sharing their vision for a more environmentally-friendly Memphis. Additionally, we’ll be planting the Oasis garden for the spring and summer growing seasons, so bring your garden gloves with you (or, if you don’t have any, you can borrow some of ours). We’re very excited about this year’s event, and we hope to see all of you there!
Looking at the weather forecast, there’s a chance of rain on Thursday. In the event that the rain prohibits us from having our celebration in the garden, we’ll move into the Rose Theater. Don’t let the rain stop you from coming by for free food, good music, and the chance to mix and mingle with the people who are working so hard to make Memphis into a greener and healthier city.
Thanks again! Hope to see you soon!
University of Memphis
TIGUrS Graduate Intern
Candidate Applied Anthropology