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Class builds sod sofa at Cornell Plantations

Update [9/25/2009]: See also Cornell Chronicle article, Class-sized sod sofa satisfies whims, builds teams.

Sod sofa in 60 seconds from Cornell Horticulture on Vimeo.

Marcia Eames-Sheavly‘s Art of Horticulture class — with the assistance of turf specialist Frank Rossi and Cornell Plantations staff — spent the afternoon of September 8 creating a sod sofa in the pond area of the F.R. Newman Arboretum.

Sod sofa in Cornell Plantations arboretum.

Students raked and shoveled to shape the sofa in a slope near the pond’s edge. Then under Frank’s tutelage put the sod in place. In 2007 and 2008, the class built sod sculptures at Bluegrass Lane Turf and Landscape Research Facility adjacent to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course.

Art of Horticulture students laying sod.

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  1. […] Art of Horticulture class at Cornell University create a sod sofa at Cornell Plantations, Sept. 8, 2009. See also Cornell Chronicle article, Class-sized sod sofa satisfies whims, builds teams and this post on the Cornell Horticulture blog: Class builds sod sofa at Cornell Plantations. […]

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