Ecological Stewardship at Goshen College

Posts Tagged ‘native landscaping’

Dandelion meal served at Goshen College

By kristinajl • Apr 20th, 2013 • Category: feature, lead, news
Because Goshen College hasn’t used pesticides on the campus prairies for the past two years, the dandelions greens that grow are safe for consumption. Students celebrated the arrival of spring by harvesting dandelions from the prairies on campus, which were then prepared in a delicious meal featuring dandelion stir fry, dandy muffins, bread, cookies, and more. Learn more about how we transformed something perceived as weeds into dishes for all to enjoy.

Controlled burn of campus prairies for the first time

By kristinajl • Apr 10th, 2013 • Category: feature, lead, news
Several acres of prairie on Goshen College’s campus were burned as part of a management plant to establish the prairie and control non-native weeds. In recent years, Goshen College has restored 12 acres of lawn to native landscaping.

So What Should We Think About All These Dandelions?

By glenn • Apr 21st, 2012 • Category: blog
April 22, 2012 This year we have a bumper crop of dandelions at Goshen College! In fact, I think it is safe to say that in the 108 year history of our campus, dandelions have never been this abundant or healthy. …

Native Landscaping Project update

By jodihb • Jun 9th, 2011 • Category: blog, news
June 9, 2011 Large areas of the college campus lawn are being transformed from traditional lawn to native landscaping. For almost a year Goshen College has been planning and organizing this effort, and on May 2 the …

College converting green lawns to greener native landscaping

By jodihb • Sep 7th, 2010 • Category: feature, news
Goshen College plans to convert about seven acres of its approximate 55-acres of lawn to native landscaping.

Trading Turf for Prairie

By jodihb • May 10th, 2010 • Category: feature, news
The south corner of campus is the first glimpse that northbound drivers on Main Street get and that view will be improving as a new rolling prairie of a diversity of grasses and flowers will grow in the spring to replace the view of a flat turf grass area and community recycling bins.