Modeling Organic Landscape Practices on Campus Lawns

Recipient:

Student Sustainability Committee

Amount:

$4,228

The Student Sustainability Committee seeks to compare current traditional lawn treatment and organic alternatives in an experimental study. One patch of lawn will be set aside for the existing landscape treatment used by Facilities Management. A second patch will receive an organic treatment that is already used on the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s lawn. Finally, a third patch will be treated with synthetic-free, organic methods. The project ultimately seeks a financially feasible and environmentally responsible model for landscape treatment on campus.