Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.25
Liaison Michelle Cong
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Fanshawe College
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Michael Pascoe
Coordinator, Horticulture Technician
Faculty of Arts and Design
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Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
147 Acres

Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds:
Area (double-counting is not allowed)
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses a four-tiered approach 44.60 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an organic land care standard or sustainable landscape management program that has eliminated the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in favor of ecologically preferable materials 69.90 Acres
Area managed using conventional landscape management practices (which may include some IPM principles or techniques) 32.50 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 147 Acres

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds (e.g. the footprint of buildings and impervious surfaces, experimental agricultural land, areas that are not regularly managed or maintained):

Footprint of buildings, parking lots, and side walks are not included


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
30.34

A copy of the IPM plan or program:
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A brief description of the IPM program:

Fanshawe follows the tenants of IPM, and do not use pesticides on campus. Our controls include mechanical (hoeing, cultivation, hand weeding, and use of plastic covers to sterilize contaminated bed areas). Additionally we select plant species for their pest and disease tolerance and remove and replace problematic species, For scale insect problems we use a pressure washer to remove or reduce their populations from the bark of problematic species. We have a program in place to protect our Ash species (from Emerald Ash Borer) by using a injected biological solution developed from the Neem tree (a species native to India). This solution kills the larvae of the beetle and this protects the tree.

Turf is not maintained by IPM and covers 39.86 acres of the college grounds


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an organic program:
47.55

A brief description of the organic land standard or landscape management program that has eliminated the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in favor of ecologically preferable materials:

Grounds staff use 90% vinegar as a weed killer. The Horticulture program that collaborates with grounds on landscape management uses a home remedy of vinegar, salt and dish soap as an herbicide but prefer cultural methods instead. No pesticides, fungicides or chemical herbicides are used on campus.


A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:

Plants are specifically selected for the campus which have noninvasive qualities and are properly suited for their respected locations i.e. salt tolerant plants by roadways and walkways, etc.


A brief description of the institution's approach to hydrology and water use:

All irrigation is from well water. Water tanker used to maintain/irrigate planting beds and planters if from potable water source.


A brief description of the institution's approach to materials management and waste minimization (e.g. composting and/or mulching on-site waste):

Fanshawe College currently collects all material from the grounds for composting and dump this at the back of the college.


A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:

All designs are approved through the coordinator to eliminate any security issues/promote public safety. The College has 4 Green Roofs to help reduce energy use throughout the year.


A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution (e.g. use of environmentally preferable landscaping materials, initiatives to reduce the impacts of ice and snow removal, wildfire prevention):

All waste potting soil from the greenhouse is relocated to sparse/low areas on campus


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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