Campus Demonstration Garden Design Charrette

Two events for the Campus Demonstration Garden Design Charette will take place at the College of Design this week. Organized by University of Minnesota students, the events will address designing an educational and ecologically harmonious garden near Rapson Hall.

The process will begin with a kick off event on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 6 pm in 100 Rapson Hall and will include presentations by Twin Cities landscape design professionals. On Saturday, March 26, 2011, the students will then gather at 9 a.m. in the Rapson Hall courtyard for a design charrette. This activity will culminate in design presentations and discussion at 3:30 p.m. The most compelling garden designs will be installed by students this summer.

Students interested in learning more and participating in the design process may contact Elizabeth Turner at

The project is sponsored by the student groups Students for Design Activism and Greenlight in collaboration with the university's Salovich Zero+ Campus Design Project. For more information, visit

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