June is bustin’ out all over with delicious SLUG veggies! It is high time for an introduction to the fierce team of gardeners who are already a month into the many adventures found in the garden. We’ve navigated jungles of thistle and burdock, trellised baby tomatoes, made sweet friends with a red-winged black bird, and fully embraced the sprinkly sunny windy Wisconsin summer! Throughout the summer, these warriors will share the adventures with you all through this blog, our facebook page, and our instagram @slug_garden!! But first, the gardeners!!
GRACE THE HAT MASTER
Hi my name is Grace Reif and I am one of the summer SLUG workers! I don’t have a lot of experience gardening, but I’m enjoying every second of learning. I’m a rising junior majoring in English and minoring in Creative Writing. My favorite include but are not limited to dancing, writing, and ice cream.
JENNY FOE OF THISTLE
Hello hello! My name is Jenny and I am the garden manager for 2017-18. This is summer number three working in that beautiful garden! I am a rising theatre double majoring in Anthropology and Theatre Arts. I love popcorn, think fish are freaky, and have a dog named Peaches <<33.
KELCI THE WEEDING WARRIOR
Hi, I’m Kelci Page, and I’m going to be a junior in the 2017-2018 school year. This is my first time ever working in SLUG, and I’m so excited! I grew up on a farm in Iowa, so being in the garden makes me feel right at home. So far, my favorite garden adventure has been taking a lost duckling that some ladies found during reunion weekend to a wildlife refuge and rehabilitation center in Green Bay. I’m looking forward to more unexpected adventures like these, as well as the planned ones, like seeing all our seedlings grow up into big tasty veggies!
QUEEN BEE MAGGIE
MORGAN WHO LOVES PICKLES
Junior geology and studio art major Morgan Shapiro is about to embark on their third year in SLUG, second year on the Co-op and first year in the house! Their favorite part of the garden is the cucumbers (future pickles).
RACHEL WHO SINGS TO VEGGIES
I’m a rising sophomore studying government and environmental studies. I enjoy participating in choir and voice lessons, along with being a member of SLUG, CFC, and College Dems. I’m a CORE leader and writing tutor for this upcoming academic year. I love the outdoors and tea.
Stay tuned for more tales of the garden!
xoxo – Your Summer SLUG Team