Horticulture Program Greens Strathroy & London
Community Tree Planting in Strathroy
For the 15th year, Michael Pascoe and Fanshawe's Horticulture Technician team have led a community tree-planting and environmental day in Strathroy.
Assisted by faculty member Jack Parker; Lucas Michielsen, horticultural technician at the Cuddy Garden; and summer student Tim Elliott, Pascoe spent the morning with community partners and over 250 secondary students from local schools.
Michael Pascoe and grade four students plant trees during Strathroy's environmental day.
The morning of May 11, 2011, was spent planting trees and native Carolinian species and in environmental games at the Gemini Sports Complex in Strathroy, west of London. Strathroy mayor Joanne Vanderheyden presented certificates to the six schools present. The event was topped off by a hotdog barbecue lunch cooked up by the Strathroy Lions Club.
First year Horticulture Technician student Tim Elliott, who is spending his summer in the Cuddy Garden, directs tree planting.
Thames Valley Horticulture Program Partners With Fanshawe
Students from Thames Valley secondary schools' Horticulture program spent the day with Fanshawe staff and students on May 18, 2011. They learned about Fanshawe's Horticulture Technician program and the operation of the college Horticulture facilities including the Spriet Family Greenhouse at London Campus and the Cuddy Garden in Strathroy.
Thames Valley students and staff assisted by Fanshawe Horticulture Technician program personnel, plant the new double perennial borders in the Cuddy Garden.
Students spent the morning at Fanshawe's London Campus experiencing different work stations in the greenhouse assisted by faculty member Jack Parker, technician Jeff Rowley and several Horticulture students who work on the campus for the summer.
In the afternoon all students travelled to the Cuddy Garden in Strathroy for a pizza lunch, a tour lead by Michael Pascoe and a botanical scavenger hunt organized by Lucas Michielsen, the horticulturist in the Cuddy Garden. The afternoon was topped off with all students and staff planting the new perennial borders which will feature the latest varieties of perennials in two mirrored borders. The borders are backed by a large stone wall completed by Horticulture students in 2010.