Landscape Architecture is responsible for planning, designing and managing all aspects of site and landscape improvements for new construction and renovation of existing University facilities. Our staff is involved in the preparation of master, landuse and open space plans to assist in future development strategies for our campuses.

I hope our alumni will always insist upon retention of our precious islands of green and serenity - our most precious physical asset, transcending even classrooms, libraries, and laboratories in their ability to inspire students to dream long dreams of future usefulness and achievement - dreams that are an essential part of undergraduate college experience.”

—Herman B Wells, 1962
address to alumni.

Events

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    Harvest and Season Extension
    6:30–8 p.m. (9/22 and 9/24)
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015
    Hilltop Garden and Nature Center 2367 E. 10th St. Bloomington, IN

    Ensure a supply of greens and other vegetables through the Indiana winter by learning to use season extending methods. Examine different approaches to gardening throughout the year including the use of coverings to create microclimates, hoophouse and greenhouse design, and modifications for success in any size overwintering garden. Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods, the Center for Sustainable Living and Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University.

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    Grow Organic EducatorSeries
    6:00PM - 9:00PM
    Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    Hilltop Garden and Nature Center 2367 E. 10th St. Bloomington, IN

    Get gardening with GOES! During this in-depth 10-week class series you will learn a wide variety of organic gardening skills from area experts and share your horticultural knowledge with the community in this outreach program, which covers everything from soil science to seed saving and everything in between. Complete the course and volunteer hours in a number of community projects to be certified as a Grow Organic Educator or just take the course for your own enrichment. Textbook and comprehensive reference notebook are included in the fee. There are a number of optional Saturday workshops and field trips scheduled. Class does not meet 11/25. Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods, The Center for Sustainable Living and Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University.

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    Growing Native Fruits: Paw Paw and Persimmon
    2:00-4:00 p.m
    Saturday, September 26, 2015
    Hilltop Garden and Nature Center 2367 E. 10th St. Bloomington, IN

    Learn the benefits of growing native fruits in this informative class on the cultivation of paw paws and persimmons in Indiana. This class covers cultivar selection, sourcing of plants, site selection and preparation, pollination requirements, troubleshooting, harvesting, and using the fruit.

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    Soil Building and Cover Crops
    6:00PM - 8:00PM
    Thursday, October 1, 2015
    Hilltop Garden and Nature Center 2367 E. 10th St. Bloomington, IN

    Fall is the best time to build good soil, and this workshop identifies techniques for building fertile garden soil. We will focus on the use of various cover cropping methods to build soil fertility and improve aeration. Learn how these techniques can not only lead to better production in your garden next year, but also how these practices can play a part in addressing climate change. Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods, Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University, and the Center for Sustainable Living.

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