Farmingdale State Unveils Sustainable Garden
In April 2011, Farmingdale State College unveiled its new garden to the community. The garden features sustainable growing methods and serves as an outdoor classroom for students in the college’s ornamental horticulture program. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
The development of a sustainable garden within Farmingdale State College’s renowned 4-acre Teaching Gardens offers the Department of Ornamental Horticulture an opportunity to foster greater awareness and understanding of a truly “green” movement among its students, who will serve as future industry leaders.
This new outdoor classroom will continue the department’s long tradition of utilizing practical, hands-on experience to complement and enhance traditional academic programming.
Sustainable practices introduced within the college’s Teaching Gardens will serve as a model for how-to conceive, implement and maintain a green landscape on sites with or without buildings. This garden will prepare students to enter the contemporary work force where knowledge and skills of sustainable practices are increasingly desired and workers receive well-compensated income. It also will serve as a model for existing green industry practitioners and the general public.