Roosevelt Medicinal Plant Garden

Garden Planting

Volunteers in action, planting the Medicinal Plant Garden (Photo: N. Waskowski, 2016).

On June 23rd Roosevelt broke ground on its newest addition to the Schaumburg Campus, as part of using the campus as a learning and living laboratory. Roosevelt’s College of Pharmacy, in conjunction with Campus Planning & Operations and with support from Complete Landscaping LLC., repurposed the F quad courtyard to create the Roosevelt Medicinal Plant Garden.

The mission of the project is to provide the College of Pharmacy with high quality medicinal plants to be used in lab experiments. The long term goal is to produce new homeopathic treatments and the next generation of pharmaceuticals. This project was made possible with the generous help from Complete Landscaping LLC., as they donated time and the plants to RU; plants which run the gambit from classic old world medicinal plants, such as St. John’s Wort, to new world ones such as the iconic Echinacea (Purple Coneflower).  The garden was planted with support by volunteers from the College of Pharmacy, Campus Planning & Operations and Paul Gange of Complete Landscaping LLC.  We are very excited to start utilizing the Medicinal Plant Garden as a ‘Living Lab’ experience.

 

~Author, Nicholas Waskowski, Environmental Sustainability Student Associate| Roosevelt University, Schaumburg Campus Planning and Operations. ~

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