Proposal Date

31-7-2018 12:00 AM

Document Type

Grant Reports

Project Summary

Carolyn Altman, Director, GS Botanic Garden ($39,238.45)

Sustainable Serenity enhanced and protected 11 acres of natural, uninterrupted green space adjacent to the GS campus by enclosing the Endangered Plant Garden, North and South woodlands, Longleaf Pine Forest, and Native Plant Landscape with an environmentally sustainable sound/security fence and botanically significant plantings. The fence was constructed with sustainably produced materials and 100% recyclable soundproofing material, and the plantings mitigate storm water runoff, filter pollutants from water and air, and produce enough oxygen to support 40 students each year. The enhanced green space experience, advertised in various ways, including in the George-Anne, encourage students to connect to nature through their Botanic Garden.

Unit or Academic Department

Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern University

Amount Granted

$39,238.45

Amount Spent

$39,226.28

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Carolyn Altman, Director, GS Botanic Garden ($39,238.45)

Sustainable Serenity enhanced and protected 11 acres of natural, uninterrupted green space adjacent to the GS campus by enclosing the Endangered Plant Garden, North and South woodlands, Longleaf Pine Forest, and Native Plant Landscape with an environmentally sustainable sound/security fence and botanically significant plantings. The fence was constructed with sustainably produced materials and 100% recyclable soundproofing material, and the plantings mitigate storm water runoff, filter pollutants from water and air, and produce enough oxygen to support 40 students each year. The enhanced green space experience, advertised in various ways, including in the George-Anne, encourage students to connect to nature through their Botanic Garden.