Monday, March 19, 2012

Horticulture Students Improve Community through Design-Build Projects


Cleanup of Wedding Garden – March 13, 2012:
Mitchell Hardbower, Jessica Foley, Deanna Reid, Hannah Quick, Patrick Scott 
Ferrum College Horticulture Majors have been engaged in design projects in the larger community and improvement of campus through design–build projects through the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics’ Horticulture 411. 

Here's a look at what they've been up to this semester:
  • Within the Landscape Design & Management course, the students are assisting the town of Gretna with two public park projects  their projects will be presented to town council in early April
  • Students are touring related businesses in the region, including: Reynolds Clark Development in Gretna, VA, Duis Nursery in Bedford, VA, Seven Oaks Landscape & Hardscape in Redwood, VA, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of VA, and Evergreen Landscape Contracting of Chatham, VA
  • Several spaces on campus have been designed by the group — these projects are in the construction planning stages under the direction of Jay Prillaman, director of grounds
  • Emerson Creek Pottery is available for purchase at the Ferrum College Bookstore to fund campus design–build projects
  • Students improved Community Arboretum Gardens (Wedding & Conifer) last week through weeding, mulching, and planting
  • The horticulture program and community arboretum were founded by Dr. Bob Pohlad
  • Ferrum College design team 2012 includes Jessica Foley, Hannah Quick, Deanna Reid, Mitchell Hardbower, and Patrick Scott
Site Visit and Tour of Gretna, VA:
Reynolds Clark Development’s Gretchen Clark & Tim Reynolds shared civil
& environmental engineering and planning with the group in Gretna, VA.
Completed Garden Improvements:
Deanna Reid, Hannah Quick, Jessica Foley, Patrick Scott, Mitchell Hardbower

1 comment:

  1. I admire all the work you do to make the world a better place. Just stumbled upon your blog and had to stop by and leave a comment. As a florist I love all things related to flowers and plants. Have bookmarked the site in case there is something I can share with my FB friends or blog readers. I am compiling a list of horticulture programs across the US and am glad to have found your site.

    Thank you for all you do,

    Heidi Richards Mooney, President