CFCC Landscape Gardening Students Install Pollinator Garden for MAides Park After-School Program
Cape Fear Community College’s landscape gardening and horticulture science program recently installed a pollinator garden for an after school program at Maides Park. The pollinator garden will be used as an educational resource for the park’s after-school program.
A bi-annual tradition of the CFCC landscape gardening program and Maides Park, CFCC students install gardens for the park’s seniors’ group and afterschool program, and in turn, get hands-on experience planning and planting gardens.
This fall’s pollinator garden affords children in the after school program the opportunity to see and learn about various local pollinators. The garden’s design came about through a capstone course project where CFCC students were tasked with designing a garden and maintenance plan and creating educational material—from which the students can learn about the garden, and the pollinators it attracts.
“We’re excited to do this for the community,” said CFCC Landscape Gardening and Horticulture Science Program Director Ken Wells. “Not only does it give our students practical experience in garden planting and design implementation, but it educates and adds a particular vibrancy to our community.”
“We’re so happy to have this working partnership with CFCC’s Landscape Gardening program,” said City of Wilmington Recreation Supervisor Ryan Brill. “Cape Fear has been instrumental in making these projects happen, without them we really couldn’t have done it.”