Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013
Liberty University dedicated its Morris Campus Garden on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, and shared the fruits of its harvest with visitors as Sodexo, Liberty’s dining services provider, whipped up appetizers made from its produce.
On the menu was bruschetta, pumpkin pancakes, and hot soup, all freshly prepared, compliments of Sodexo staff.
Before the sampling was a ribbon cutting ceremony with honored guests and members of administration. The garden is located on Liberty’s mountain property about 3 miles from campus, overlooking the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. It includes two high tunnels (a type of greenhouse) and has already grown a variety of seasonal produce. The garden is part of the many outdoor recreational opportunities offered to students through Liberty’s Student Activities Office.
The garden is named for Henry and Elvira Morris, now deceased, who both were very passionate about horticulture and were friends of Liberty founder Jerry Falwell, Sr.
“Henry Morris made it his mission to beautify Liberty University,” said President Jerry Falwell, Jr. “Even in the years before we had beautiful buildings and nice architecture and red brick, we had compliments all the time about our campus because of what Henry Morris did to make it beautiful.”
Falwell said the Morrises donated tractors, trucks, and other equipment for the grounds crew and set up a fund to meet the university’s horticultural needs for several years. They gave a number of plants, including the maple trees at the entrance to campus, and donated the university’s first greenhouse in the 1980s. The greenhouse was located near Arthur S. DeMoss Learning Center for many years bef
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