East Liverpool Campus Participating in Community Garden Project

East Liverpool Campus Stakes Claim in Community Garden

Planting in the Community Garden were (from left) Candy Solterbeck, Dr. Lydia Rose, Megan Rodgers and Enjolie










Plots number 23 and 27 of the East Liverpool Health Department’s Community Garden have been claimed by the Kent State East Liverpool Campus – with plants already taking root.

The Environmental Club on the East Liverpool Campus is sponsoring the two raised garden boxes which contain tomatoes, zucchini, jalepeno peppers, red and orange bell peppers and a few flowers. Once harvested, the vegetables will be donated to a local food pantry. The club also planted flowers to decorate the gazebo-like structure in the garden.

Enjolie waters the plants

Working on the project most recently were Megan Rodgers, advisor for the Environmental Club and lab assistant for the biology department, and her daughter, Enjolie; Dr. Lydia Rose, assistant professor of sociology; and Candy Solterbeck, administrative assistant.



POSTED: Thursday, June 09, 2016 11:40 AM
UPDATED: Thursday, December 08, 2022 05:24 PM

More than 60%  of rural Americans live in areas the National Institute of Health deems to be underserved by mental health professionals and only about 20% of social workers nationwide are employed in rural areas, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These stats, coupled with the high demand for licensed social workers — especially in areas like those surrounding Kent State University’s Regional Campuses — produce significant disparities and gaps in care for people needing social services.

Filling in those gaps is the primary aim of program director Matt Butler and the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program through Kent State’s College of Applied and Technical Studies (CATS), which will have an emphasis on rural social work.

At the end of the 2022 fall semester, the Columbiana County campuses literary journal, Black Squirrel Scholars, held a short fiction writing contest and the winners were announced at the beginning of the new semester.

Kent State Columbiana County Campuses will be a host for this multi-campus open house event.

Kent State University is inviting prospective students and families throughout Northeast Ohio to explore its Regional Campus System at a unique, simultaneous open house event.  

The inaugural Blue & Gold Night begins at 5:30 p.m. March 21.