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May 5th, 2016 Comments Off on Architecture studio featured on WTVA News

Architecture students build garden to educate Boys and Girls Club

Architecture students at Mississippi State University plan to build a shade structure for kids of the Boys and Girls Club.

“You can see the holes in the wall which will be where the doors go that allow access into the storage boxes,” fourth-year student Jared Robinson demonstrated.

So piece by piece, Assistant Professor Alexis Gregory’s class has constructed seating and garden beds located behind the Boys and Girls Club.

 After working on this project for the entire year, the students believe the long hard worked hours are well worth it.

“We’re building some raised educational garden beds for the kids to try and educate them on where produce comes from so they don’t get lumped into this generations idea of vegetables come from the supermarket,” fourth-year student Brandon Fairbanks said.

Through the Educational Garden, the MSU course hopes to incorporate a more hands-on experience.

The purpose of the set-up is in hope to inspire the young ones to get involved and possibly become Architects and Graphic Designers.

“We’ve seen a lack of African American farmers in the South, and so, since the majority of the students here are African American, we hope we can inspire them to see that,” Gregory said.

She came up with the project idea back in 2011 and is happy to see it all come together.

So from now on, Gregory and her students hope to connect with kids around the Starkville community and also encourage incoming architecture students to get involved.