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Jackson Library Landscape Project - An Update

Visitors to Jackson Library from the College Avenue side of the building through the portico entrance will notice some changes this summer.  Installation of the new landscaping is to begin Friday, July 19, and is expected to be largely completed by the end of July. The Board of Directors of the Friends of the UNCG Libraries announced a special initiative at the annual dinner in the spring to revitalize that landscaping. "The Library has traditionally been a photogenic centerpiece, and we want to return it to that status," said board member Laura Tew. With Board approval and financial support, award winning UNCG Grounds Manager Chris Fay commissioned Christine Russell of New Earth Design to craft the proposed landscape design to incorporate sustainability principles, including:

  * minimal demands for water and fertilization;
  * food and protection for local songbirds; and
  * minimal upkeep requirements. 

The Jackson Library portico facing College Avenue will be accentuated…