|Submission Date||March 31, 2021|
Seattle Central College
OP-9: Landscape Management
|2.00 / 2.00||
District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
Total campus area:
Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds:
|Area (double-counting is not allowed)|
|Area managed organically, without the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides||13 Acres|
|Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed||0 Acres|
|Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices||0 Acres|
|Total area of managed grounds||13 Acres|
A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds:
Percentage of grounds managed organically:
A brief description of the organic landscape management program:
We do not currently use any herbicides or pesticides on grounds. This means that weeds are in places we don't want them, so we do some hand pulling and also allow for weeds to grow.
Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
A copy of the IPM plan or program:
A brief description of the IPM program:
A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:
Plantings are sparse on campus as the campus is located in a highly urban core. Most of the space available for any planting is grass, with a few flower beds. We do not currently use any herbicides or pesticides on grounds. This means that weeds are in places we don't want them, so we do some hand pulling and also allow for weeds to grow.
A brief description of the institution's approach to hydrology and water use:
We have very limited irrigation and is only used when absolutely necessary. Most areas are maintained through shade and drought resistance plantings.
A brief description of the institution's approach to landscape materials management and waste minimization:
Grounds staff composts all grass, bush, tree, etc. trimmings via a third party commercial compost system.
A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:
A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution:
Salt is used only on entrances and stairways.
Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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