If you’ve noticed how great the campus looks blooming with flowers, be sure to congratulate the guy who grew 4,000 marigolds, zinnias and vinca vines in NEOMED’s own greenhouse—groundskeeper Nick Arbogast. Campus operations purchased an additional 2,500 petunias to complement our home-grown flowers.
What’s next for campus? You may remember in April, NEOMED celebrated Arbor Day by working to “re-tree” campus through the Tree Campus USA program, a program designed to help colleges and universities establish and sustain healthy community forests. Since the committee’s initial meeting, they have identified tree species in the courtyard and gauged the health of the trees around campus. It has been determined that some of the trees along the main drive, in front of the NEW Center, will need to be replaced. The committee is set to meet again toward the end of summer to begin developing a plan and policy for planting trees.