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Art of Horticulture students build pair of sod sofas

In what’s become a September ritual, students in Marcia Eames-Sheavly’s Art of Horticulture class built a pair of sod sofas in front of the CCC building on the northwest corner of the Ag Quad. (View 2010 and 2009 installations.)

As a very special surprise, Dean Kathryn Boor stopped out to greet the students and test out the east sofa:

Dean Boor (center) with Art of Horticulture students.

Dean Boor (center) with Art of Horticulture students.

Here’s a look at the process:

Turf specialist Frank Rossi explains to students how to shape the pile of compost prior to laying sod.

Turf specialist Frank Rossi explains to students how to shape the pile of compost prior to laying sod.

Let the shoveling begin! (West sofa.)

Let the shoveling begin! (West sofa.)

Testing the shape of the seat.  (West sofa.)

Testing the shape of the seat. (West sofa.)

Shaping the east sofa.

Shaping the east sofa.

Fine-tuning the back.  (East sofa.)

Fine-tuning the back. (East sofa.)

Testing the seat. (East sofa.)

Testing the seat. (East sofa.)

Laying sod. (East sofa.)

Laying sod. (East sofa.)

Laying sod. (West sofa.)

Laying sod. (West sofa.)

West sofa.

West sofa.

East sofa.

East sofa.

Comments

  1. Allison Mayer MPS '04 says:

    Marcia,

    This is wonderful!!!! Reminds me of the furniture at Chanticleer during my time there! You and your students are doing a terrific job!!!

    Best,

    Allison Mayer
    Rochester, NY

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