Volunteers dig in at ABE

Landscaping at ABE facility

Approximately 60 people -- including landscape professionals from around the state and horticulture faculty and students from Iowa State and Kirkwood Community College -- participated in a Sept. 11 service day project outside Sukup and Elings halls. The volunteer crew installed an estimated 1,950 perennials and grasses, 73 shrubs and 22 trees, and hand-spread about 9,000 square feet of mulch.

The annual service day projects are coordinated by the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association. The landscape design plan and materials were provided by facilities planning and management and funded as part of the overall construction budget. Elings and Sukup halls will be dedicated on Sept. 25 during a 4:30 p.m. public event. Photo by Erin Rosacker.