AWC departments create herb garden to be used by Culinary Arts

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – Three departments at Arizona Western College (AWC) collaborated together and created an herb garden to give students a learning opportunity.

AWC said the Facilities department prepped an area with basic landscaping located outside of the Culinary Arts classroom.

They installed an irrigation water supply to turn the space into a fully functioning herb garden, said AWC.

Then, the Agriculture program laid down topsoil and transplanted plants grown in their greenhouse so that Culinary Arts classes could harvest the herbs and put them in their dishes.

“This is just another example of the collaborative efforts between Facilities and faculty to give our students the skills they need to be successful in the real world,” said AWC Director of Facilities Management Steve Eckert. “Together we can make great things happen for our students.”

AWC’s Professor of Agriculture Zoe Hawk and her students in her PLS-108 Plants and

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