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Mann entrance garden a pilot for Sustainable Sites Initiative

Students installing Mann Library landscapeFrom an article Sustainability at Mann’s door by Eveline Ferretti on the Mann Library news site about the garden at the library’s entrance, one of 175 projects accepted in the pilot phase of the Sustainable Sites Initiative that will test the rating system for green gardens and landscapes:

“The Mann entrance garden is the newest installation realized by students of LA/HORT 4910/12 (aka ‘Creating the Urban Eden’) under the tutelage of horticulture professor Nina Bassuk and landscape architecture professor Peter Trowbridge. On August 4, a tour of the garden led by Fred Cowett (Dept. of Horticulture) and Addy Smith-Reiman (Landscape Architecture / City & Regional Planning) highlighted another major feature of the garden: Its status as a pilot project for the a national-level Sustainable Sites Initiative that aims to promote greater sustainability in the design, management and maintenance of landscapes and gardens across the U.S.”

Read the whole article.


  1. […] Urban Eden students plan and plant landscapes around campus every spring, applying what they’ve learned about trees and shrubs in class. Some students join SWAT teams (Student Weekend Arborist Teams) to help cities and towns inventory their street trees. […]

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