UA Little Rock Campus Garden subject of first EARTHtalk lecture

Dr. Stephen Grace works in the UA Little Rock Campus Garden. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

During the first EARTHtalk lecture of the year, Dr. Stephen Grace, associate professor of biology, will discuss the progress of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Campus Garden and the benefits of sustainable urban gardening. 

Grace’s talk, “Building a Healthy Future through the UA Little Rock Campus Garden,” will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, in the Engineering and Information Technology Building Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public.

Grace joined the UA Little Rock faculty in 2000. He is a plant physiologist whose research is focused on the biochemistry and metabolism of plants, especially in relation to human nutrition.

In 2013, Grace helped establish the UA Little Rock Campus Garden to educate students, faculty, and staff about sustainable urban gardening and to help bring fresh food to the campus community.

Since establishing the campus garden, Grace also helped start a student organization, the Campus Garden Alliance, which raises fresh produce for the Trojan Food Pantry. Grace serves as faculty adviser.

For more information, contact Michael DeAngelis at 501.569.3542 or mtdeangelis@ualr.edu or visit the EARTHtalk! website.

In the upper right photo, Dr. Stephen Grace works in the UA Little Rock Campus Garden. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

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