Stamp Vertical Garden

Recipient:

Adele H. Stamp Union – Center for Campus Life, TerpVert Student Team

Amount:

$15,000

The Adele H. Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland features an enclosed patio (Room 0467) that the university staff would like to utilize to provide students, faculty/staff, and visitors with a welcoming and productive environment as well as providing a space for awareness towards sustainable issues. This provides an opportunity for an innovative sustainability solution by incorporating a biowall on the main 10’ x 90’ wall of the enclosed patio. The goals for the installation of this biowall would not only be to enhance the aesthetics and air quality of the Stamp Student Union, but also to act as a self-contained and crop producing vertical farm to be used by the catering department in the building.