Ag Students’ Service Project Beautifies Campus by Christopher Jacobsen, Agriculture

Photo of Ag Students With Theire New Landscaping Project

Students of the ATE, Agriculture Program, Tropical Landscape Horticulture class collaborated with Planning, Operation and Maintenance to develop and install a small landscape design on campus.  This project created a great real-world learning opportunity for the students.  They were able to discuss the needs and desires for the project with their POM “clients”, develop and draw individual designs using aesthetic principles discussed in class, and propose them to POM.  The completed project pictured above was a synthesis of several individual proposals.  The fountain was made by the students the previous year and operates with a solar pump in keeping with the campus goal of energy efficiency and sustainable use of resources.  Irrigation for the landscape is controlled by battery timers and utilizes efficient emitters for water conservation.

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