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The Warren Wilson College has 60 acres that compose its core campus. The Landscaping Crew manages these 60 acres using techniques and products that work to meet the need for design that is low-maintenance, environmentally sound, and aesthetically pleasing. Some of these methods are detailed below:
Bare Ground De-Icer
Converting Mowers to Propane
- The continuous cycle of collecting, processing, and reusing virtually 100% of the food waste stream will be a realization of the closed-loop sustainability ideal. To learn more about how to reduce your waste and increase soil fertility click the link above.
Diminishing Formal Grassy Areas
- With 60 acres to manage, maintaining formal grassy areas in the usual tradition would require high inputs of both fossil fuel and human labor. By replacing these areas with native plants we are able to reduce our inputs, create self-sustaining landscape, and in the process reduce storm water runoff and sedimentation loss. To read more about this, click the link above
Integrated Pest Management
Locally Milled and Recycled Wood
- The Blue Ridge Mountains are a unique geographic region that supports an incredible diversity of plant life, specifically adapted to its steep slopes, acidic soil, and well-drained soils. Incorporating native plants in landscaping utilizes these adaptations and preserves the area’s unique biological diversity. To learn more about how to incorporate native plants in your landscaping click the link above.
Organic Turf Management
- A great percentage of all pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides used in this country are applied to turf, which includes lawns, sports fields, and golf courses. While we desire to maintain turf for the enjoyment of our community, we seek a way to do so that is less detrimental than traditional turf management. These dual needs are what have led us to the practice of organic turf management. To learn more click the link above
- Permaculture design utilizes the natural landscape to create ecological systems and sustainable communities. It may be characterized by the diversity of plants it contains, its ability to self-maintain, and the food it provides to humans and animals. To learn more about implementing permaculture click the link above.