Columbia Resilience

Plaque to Honor the Work of Michael Juras!

Please join us on June 29th at 6:00 pm for the dedication of the plaque honoring Michael Juras, which will be placed on the new kiosk at the Rosewood Community Orchard. We are so grateful to all those who made contributions to the orchard in Michael’s name, and we particularly thank Thomas Syfert, Director of Environmental Health and Safety at the University of South Carolina, and his three students from ENVR-501, who provided the design and the labor for the building of the kiosk.

We encourage you to bring sticky notes with memories of Michael, particularly if he helped you as a gardener. We will post these on the new kiosk.

Lead Gardener Karen Murphy is available to answer questions about the event at

We look forward to seeing many of you on June 29.

Community Orchard Working Group of Columbia Resilience

You can see updates about the event at our event page on Facebook: