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Southeast offers a world-class academic experience at an affordable cost. The university’s 200 areas of study emphasize national accreditation, experiential learning and career preparation. In addition to our small class sizes, our faculty and staff genuinely care about your success.
The Southeast Missouri University Foundation has announced a $40 million comprehensive campaign, the most ambitious fund-raising effort in the University’s history, to directly support current and future students.
The campaign, named “Honoring Tradition, Inspiring Success,” is focused on increasing scholarships and supporting programs and renovations that benefit students.
The Southeast Missouri State University Charles Nemanick Alternative Agriculture gives
Southeast students hands on experiences with both fruit and vegetable production as
well as turf plots landscaping and composting. Campus Food Garden
A self-sustainable garden in which the harvested crops will be used by Chartwells
on Southeast Missouri State’s campus to prepare for student consumption. It can also
be used as a learning plot for not only agriculture students, but also students going
into nutrition fields.
What is it?: The garden sustains itselfᾰas in everything it needs comes from something
the University already had for another purpose. The soil for the garden is composted
from leaves and cuttings from the university and the pots used are leftovers from
the greenhouse plants. The only expenses are seeds and paying the caretaker.
Not only do students now have access to fresh vegetables and fruits, Chartwells will
not have to spend as much money on fresh produce.
It grows okra, squash, cucumbers, watermelons, pumpkins, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants,
arugula, lavender, blueberries, and raspberries.
The garden uses no pesticides. Integrated pest management deters insects, by placing
plants that repel harmful insects next to plants the insects attack.
Deer are controlled by deer netting to deter them around the garden.
Different control methods of Bermuda grass will be experimented with
Many uses for the home garden.
Golf fairway experiments
Blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries will be grown to experiment with different
varieties of each fruit.
Bird netting is an expense to put into place.
Native Plant Garden
Production Nursery Area
Home composting demo area demonstrates how to make mulch out of regular yard waste.
The campus composting area composts the waste from around campus in grass clipping
and leaves. It will be used on the garden, which completes the cycle.