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Soil comes to new conservatory

Wednesday, workers began filling the Palm House section of the newly constructed Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory on Tower Road with 180 yards of soil. The growing medium is a mix of coconut coir, biochar and Turface (a clay-based soil conditioner). It is designed to resist compaction over the long term, says Andy Leed, greenhouse manager for the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station.

Workers blow growinig medium into the new Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory.

Workers blow growing medium into the new Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory.

 

Andy Leed, greenhouse manager for the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, inspects the growing medium.

Andy Leed, greenhouse manager for the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, inspects the growing medium.

 

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