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Planting Day 2017

Volunteers assemble for annual planting day


On May 10, dozens of volunteers gathered under cloudy skies (and somewhat rainy skies) to plant thousands of flowers at 34 sites throughout campus. Becky Gahler of Facilities Maintenance and Bruce Leivermann, Head Groundskeeper, planned the event, which was originally scheduled for May 3. Mother Nature had other plans however, and the event was postponed a week. Becky and Bruce sincerely appreciate the help of each and every person who pitched in to help out. Thanks also go out to the volunteers who helped with preparing and serving the meal, and to the grounds crew who prepped all the planting sites.

 Here are a few photos.

CSET Volunteers

2017 Planting Day
Volunteers at the large circular planter on the mall.

CSU Planting Day
Filling in a pot outside the CSU.

Pitching in at the small circular planter near Morris Hall.

Perhaps the largest space to plant - the Gateway Entrance to campus. 

Volunteers at Gateway Entrance
The upper garden at the Gateway Entrance.

Gateway entrance - volunteers help plant flowers
A daunting task, but these awesome volunteers are up to the challenge.

Near the south entrance to Myers Field House. Thanks, Zach!

Near Stadium and Warren leading in to Taylor Center. Job well done!

At the corner of Warren and Maywood.

A crew from CSET takes care of the Trafton North Courtyard. Thanks Brian, Cindi, Susan and Deb!

Jazzman's Garden work underway with help from Donna Hensel.

At the sign for Memorial Library - tiny plants will be blooming soon.

Preska Residence Hall. Thank you, ladies!

Little ones from Children's House helped, too! Thank you!

This photographer wanted to capture photos of his handiwork.

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