Road to Completion
The process began by digging up Scott Hall and Broad Center grass lawns. Students and contractors from Jonescape used backhoes, shovels, pick axes, and a bulldozer to assist.
After the lawn was removed, the grass roots and rocks were cleaned out with rakes. The rocks had to be separated from the dirt by using a shovel to sift it through a metal screen. Many of these rocks were then used to line the pathways and create the creek bed.
Pathways were created based off of landscaping layouts. The pathways were outlined with chalk and rocks were dug in and placed along the outside. A thin layer of cement was poured as the foundation of the paths and decomposed granite was spread over the top for a more natural look.
The Jonescape contractors brought in and placed large rocks and boulders using a bulldozer. Then some of the boulders were positioned to create an outdoor classroom.
The creek bed was dug out and then students lined it with various sizes of rocks following the landscape layout.
The old existing irrigation had to be dug up and replaced with a new layout to suit the different needs of the drought tolerant plants.
A few decorative, non-native trees were cut down and replaced with more species that matched the scheme of the different gardens.
Each ecological segment of the garden was designed to include California native plants and trees picked out by the arboretum director.
The extended community came out to help plant the garden over the course of two workdays.
After all the hard work of preparing the land to plant, finally the different types of native plants and trees were planted in their respective places in the gardens.
All of those involved in the project came together to celebrate with a morning meal at the site.
Ecological Landscaping Class Roster
All of these students helped make the dream of ridding the two lawns of grass and replacing them with natives and drought tolerant plants a reality.
Adria Arko, Matthew Goldbach, Scott McDermott, Nicole Scheunemann, and Christopher Wohlers.
Laura G. Allen, Garrett A. Blake, Ian J. Cairns, Roxanne M. Cruz-de Hoyos, Benjamin R. Fingeret, Sylvie Claire S. Froncek, Saretta Joy Herman, Jiyeon Kim, Alana M. MacWhorter, Elizabeth C. McAllister, Sarah Ruth Miller Moos, Jane R. Philips, Alena Dorothy Rosen, Benjamin D. Rubin, Martin A. Selasco, Kyla C. Van Maanen, Daniel Louis Zucker
William P. Alston, Rebecca J. Blanck-Weiss, Quinn E. Casal, Samuel M. Davenport, Kimberlee M. Fuerth, Maria A. Harwood, James R. Kang, Samantha A. Morales, Erica J. Osterhout, Cayla N. Penenberg, Morgan J. Pepper, Jenny J. Shaughnessy, Jake H. Weissberg, Norine M. Zapata
This website is a final project for the Ecological Landscaping Class. The content was created by William Alston, Maria Harwood, James Kang, Samantha Morales, Morgan Pepper and Norine Zapata.