The CCB Front Garden

The garden in the front of CCB has not been well-tended for some time. Because of cutbacks, there is not enough University's staff to maintain the bed, and finances to purchase new plants are even less sufficient. So, a group of faculty, staff, students and alumni teamed up to change the look of the front bed. Our goal is to make it more attractive, of course, but also to help control the waterflow in that area. We have chosen a Green Plan that includes native plants and a swale (for water control) that will be sustainable in the future.

In the Fall 2009, there was some preparatory work, moving a tree, digging a swale, rebuilding a retaining wall, inserting some drains and moving some rock. This page will document the process of building our "new look."


The Plan

The First Workday

The Second Workday

The Fourth Workday

Our New Garden -- June 21, 2010

At the beginning of 2011

First Workday 2011

June 2011

October 2011


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