Lauren Sack

LaurenI am a senior at Indiana University studying Media Advertising. I work at Bapu Teashop, and I am a member of Campus Outreach student Christian ministry.



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Growing a Greenhouse Magazine Design

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John Lemon, the greenhouse supervisor and gardener, works on potting what was a rooted cutting of a succulent Friday afternoon in the Jordan Hall Greenhouse. Among Lemon, multiple skilled and qualified employees maintain the greenhouse. Lemon gives gardener, John Leichter, tasks for daily greenhouse up keep. According to Lemon these tasks often include pruning, re-potting and set up for student research projects.


Campus Outreach at Indiana University

Campus Outreach is a local ministry at Indiana University that seeks to share the name and grace of Jesus Christ with students on campus. Their goal is to make disciples who go out and make more disciples through the act of sharing testimonies of life change that  were experienced through individuals coming to know Christ as lord and savior. They work to be a source of light on campus and to love people for Jesus’ sake.


Growing a Greenhouse

John Lemon, the greenhouse supervisor and gardener, works on potting what was a rooted cutting of a succulent Friday afternoon in the Jordan Hall Greenhouse.

Among Lemon, multiple skilled and qualified employees maintain the greenhouse. Lemon gives gardener, John Leichter, tasks for daily greenhouse up keep. According to Lemon these tasks often include pruning, re-potting and set up for student research projects.

The greenhouse offers scheduled tours for visitors interested in learning more about botany. Lemon walks through the greenhouse to give explanations of different plants and how they are grouped into specific rooms of the facility.

“The rooms get checked everyday and watered as needed,” Lemon said.

The greenhouse works to grow new plant life through vegetative propagating, or creating new growth through rooting a piece of a plant rather than a seed. The greenhouse supervisor decides to pot new vegetation from the propagation bench.

Lemon finds a healthy succulent to uproot in order to pot it for further growth. After removing the plant he returns the propagation bench to its original state by smoothing over the soil that was disrupted from the uprooted plant.

Lemon carefully transports the plant to the greenhouse work table and prepares the succulent to be potted. Once the plant was ready for potting, Lemon continued by retrieving a clean pot from the collection Jordan Hall Greenhouse has available.

Lemon brings the proper pot back to the work table and pulls out a large bucket of soil to provide a home for the plant.

“We compost our plant material,” Lemon said, “It comes back in here as potting soil.

Moving to the watering station, he sets the potted succulent next to other recently potted plants. Lemon waters the succulent while explaining that this specific plant does not need to be watered often because it is not as susceptible to dryness as most plants.

When asked what he enjoys most about the greenhouse Lemon said, “It doesn’t get boring. There’s always something different happening.”

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