To make a 'lawn' story short

Published 11.03.2020


Traditionally involved in smaller projects closer to their Schneebeli Earth Science Center home base, horticulture students unroll sod on a sizeable (and well-prepped) tract near the PDC.Pallets of sod line the work site, as students diligently show what they've learned.A fresh blanket of green dazzles under twilight's illumination.The Penn College grounds department worked with horticulture students to install sod alongside the Thompson Professional Development Center earlier this week. General Services readied the area and delivered 2,500 square feet of sod in time for Monday's 2 p.m. Turf Management class with horticulture instructor Justin Shelinski and Wyatt C. Forest, laboratory assistant for horticulture. Grounds personnel recently completed a new landscape design and adjusted the bed edges, creating a larger section of turf ... but, due to the lack of rain, crews couldn't get the grass to grow. So, when Shelinski asked if any campus spaces were in need of sod, General Services readily offered the PDC area for students' hands-on involvement.
Photos provided by Andrea L. Dildine, General Services horticulturist/grounds and motorpool manager