Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Plant Rescue on Campus

Students in two horticulture technology classes (Landscape Management I and Specialty Crops) had the opportunity to be involved in a plant rescue on the HCC main campus.  Students worked with Vicki Eastland on her capstone project for the Low Impact Development Program.  Efforts concentrated on digging native plants from an area where construction of the new creative arts building will occur.  Plants rescued included Christmas fern, doghobble, flowering dogwood, American holly, white pine, rose bay rhododendron, mountain laurel, and others.  Students potted the plants which are being stored in the horticulture nursery area until they can be planted out elsewhere on campus once construction is complete. (post by John Sherman)

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