Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.96
Liaison Jacob Saffert
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Saint John's University
Tier2-4: Xeriscaping

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Lief Davisson
Sustainability Intern
SJU Office of 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:

The McKeown Center, Abbey Cemetery, and Abbey Guesthouse rain gardens are explicitly xeriscaped. The McKeown center rain garden utilizes two plants which bloom at different times of the season. Overall, we have limited automatic irrigation installed on campus so we try to minimize the use of plants that will demand a lot of watering, seeing as much of the irrigation is done manually.


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