• April 14, 2021

    RHU grows its own vegetable garden and collects the first fall and spring harvests

    RHU started its vegetable garden this year and chose its garden sites behind Block A – Dormitory Facility building and Block G- College of Business Administration. RHU landscaping team fairly leveled the ground to avoid soil erosion and installed a greenhouse to grow warm-season vegetables. RHU collected the first fall and spring harvests in September 2020 and March 2021. It offered the crops for sale to RHU staff and faculty members.



    RHU planted a variety of easy to grow vegetables including tomato, pepper, cucumber, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, peas, and green beans, in addition to leafy greens such as lettuce and some botanical plants such as mint, oregano, parsley, bay laurel, and rosemary.



    Moreover, RHU grew several fruit trees like green almonds, nuts, olive, loquat, pear, pomegranate, a wide variety of orange trees, lemon, jujube, peach, and plum trees. In addition to the many pine nut trees that grow on campus.



    RHU’s decision to grow crops is part of its sustainable campus initiative and caring for the environment. Besides the aesthetic benefit, plants provide a multitude of benefits by removing and storing carbon, increasing oxygen, reducing flooding, enhancing air quality, and decreasing global warming.




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