Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Dr. Todd Willian (Director), Mr. Roger Dennis, Dr. Elmer Gray, Dr. Becky Filfillen
Department of Agriculture
Master of Science
The purpose of this thesis is to design a landscape plan for Teaching Gardens at the Western Kentucky University Agriculture Research and Education Center. The landscape plans were selected based upon the available 5.3 acres surrounding the greenhouse, vineyard, and Exposition Center. Planning included goals and objectives, analysis of the available site, landscape design plans, and connecting the Teaching Gardens to the current curriculum. This thesis also includes related areas to the development of Teaching Gardens such as: summary of courses with related topics to Teaching Gardens, programs that will be used throughout the community, and a listing of current and estimated future costs/expenses plus funding avenues to support this endeavor.
The implementation of the Gardens in this thesis has created an area of learning for the Agriculture Department, university, and local community. The Teaching Gardens are an extension of the classroom learning experience, which provide research opportunities, harvest/care information, and promote healthy nutrition. The Teaching Gardens provide a naturally beautiful atmosphere for the enjoyment of students, faculty and staff, and the local community.
Agriculture | Horticulture
Stetter, Claudia, "The Western Kentucky University Teaching Gardens: Landscape Design and Establishment Plan" (2011). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1054.