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Horticulture Students Add Design Elements to the Discovery Garden 

Posted Aug. 8, 2013

Landscape Design I class

Horticulture students in the landscape design classes are “studying” outdoors these days, as they design and build structural features for the Discovery Garden on the Salem campus.  

A focal point of their work is an attractive wooden entrance into the garden, and will also include a “living” barrier around the garden, signage and water lines.  

The students are from the landscape design I and II classes, taught by Stan Jones, and are enhancing their skills through hands-on work. “They are doing exactly what they will do when they are no longer students, but true professionals,” Jones noted. “They are doing a great job and this is going to be a beautiful space for our campus.” 

The Discovery Garden was kicked off this past spring and is producing a variety of vegetables and herbs that are being donated to a local food pantry. It, too, is an outdoor classroom of sorts – designed to teach gardening techniques to students of all ages. 

Landscape Design II Class

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