Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.70
Liaison Whitney Crooks
Submission Date April 27, 2012
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Red River College Polytechnic
OP-T2-47: Xeriscaping

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sara MacArthur
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability
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Does the institution use xeriscape landscaping techniques, including the selection of drought tolerant plants?:
Yes

A brief description of the program or practice:

Three of the College's five gardens contain drought-resistant, native plants. As such, these gardens don't require irrigation or fertilization.

A few native plants currently on the grounds include:
• Three Flowered Avens (Geum trifolum)
• Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea)
• Saskatoon (Amelanchier alnifolia)
• Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus stolonifera)
• Indigo Bush (Amorpha fruiticosa)


The website URL where information about the program or practice is available:
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