Friday, February 6, 2009

Horticulture Student Design for Mountain Heirloom Wildlife Garden Selected

Horticulture students in the Landscape Design I class (fall of 2008) created designs for a new flower garden to be placed in an area above the Millpond (former vegetable garden). The College Advisory Committee recently evaluated the designs and selected the one created by Josie Purbrick as the most desirable. Student designs were evaluated on the basis of wildlife value (attractiveness to birds and butterflies), plant choices, cost of installation and maintenance, time investment to maintain the garden, overall and seasonal beauty, educational and community value, and the ability to connect different programs on campus. Designs by students Anna King and Mary Ferguson were also rated very highly.

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