Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Spring is here and all of us in the green industry are swamped with work. Plants are delivered, plants are being installed, coordination for aftercare and replacements, fertilizer and repairs, outdoor events, the list goes on. If your in the green industry, you know there is no rest in the months of April and May.
Lucky for me they give me this space to blow off some steam and talk about events coming up that affect the grounds department and I. There are many things happening, preparing for a new parking lot, reducing our irrigation use, installing natives around campus, and more. Needless to say its going to be a busy year, and I even have some announcements that I will be expressing in the coming weeks, one that may affect my ability to continue this blog, but I must leave you in suspense...
For now, I would like to invite the campus and community members to our first annual Arbor Day Celebration. S.C.C. has been awarded as a certified Tree Campus USA through the Arbor Day Foundation, and we will be awarded the plaque during this event. We also have a special guest; Mark Grueber, our Regional Urban Forester from the Missouri Department of Conservation, who will be giving a discussion on the importance of trees and hopefully encourage everyone to get outside and plant a tree themselves! See you Tuesday, April 26, 1:00 PM in the Social Science Building Auditorium!
Posted by Dan Porter at 10:10 AM