Proposal Date

27-5-2016 12:00 AM

Document Type

Grant Reports

Project Summary

Greencycling at the Botanical Garden: A living buffer and composting solution to an ever-growing problem

Carolyn Altman, Botanical Gardens of the Coastal Plain ($8,800)

Greencycling at the Garden created a living border around most of the 11-acre Garden. The plants in this border added to the Garden’s collections and helped address the air, noise and water pollution created by the busy Fair Road and Georgia Avenue Corridors. The creation and maintenance of this border produced more leaves and limbs than the Garden soil can absorb, so the project also included a request for a dump trailer, which was used to haul the ongoing debris and, in the years following, tons of daily leaves and limbs from the entire Garden to Physical Plant. Physical Plant has agreed to grind the debris into much-needed mulch, thereby returning a huge volume of plant material to Georgia Southern University soil.

Unit or Academic Department

Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern University

Amount Granted

$8,800

Amount Spent

$8,800

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May 27th, 12:00 AM

Greencycling at the Botanical Garden: A living buffer and composting solution to an ever-growing problem

Greencycling at the Botanical Garden: A living buffer and composting solution to an ever-growing problem

Carolyn Altman, Botanical Gardens of the Coastal Plain ($8,800)

Greencycling at the Garden created a living border around most of the 11-acre Garden. The plants in this border added to the Garden’s collections and helped address the air, noise and water pollution created by the busy Fair Road and Georgia Avenue Corridors. The creation and maintenance of this border produced more leaves and limbs than the Garden soil can absorb, so the project also included a request for a dump trailer, which was used to haul the ongoing debris and, in the years following, tons of daily leaves and limbs from the entire Garden to Physical Plant. Physical Plant has agreed to grind the debris into much-needed mulch, thereby returning a huge volume of plant material to Georgia Southern University soil.