Sustainable Projects: Green Space

Projects are selected and funds dispersed by the Sustainable Campus Committee, which is comprised of a mix of students, faculty and staff.

But the projects and ideas that we discuss come from you. Good ideas come from anywhere, and we want to hear yours.

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As of the Summer of 2019, Tennessee Tech is now recognized as a Bee Campus USA, and, in the Spring of 2019, a Tree Campus USA!  

Tech Village Garden

Located behind the Tech Food Pantry at Tech Village, this garden supplies fresh, organic produce to the Tennessee Tech Food Pantry. The garden is also used as a service learning and educational opportunity for Tennessee Tech students and faculty.

  • students caring for the Food Pantry garden
  • planting new plants
  • growing veggies in the Food Pantry garden
  • raised bed gardens at the Food Pantry garden
  • strawberries at the Food Pantry garden

Native Plant Garden

The Tennessee Tech Biology Department and the Field Botany 3240 course installed a Native Plant Garden in between Pennebaker and Johnson Hall. The Gardens each have a theme that represents the most common habitats in Tennessee (prairie, rocky outcrop, wetland, mesic woodland, cedar glade, pasture/roadside, heath balds) and a medicinal/edible garden. If you're curious about what the wildlife is like in the Native Plant Garden: check out Life in the Tennessee Tech Native Plant Garden.

  • touring the Native Plant garden
  • touring the native Plant garden
  • labeling the Native Plant garden
  • touring the Native Plant garden
  • the Native Plant garden from the greenhouse
  • an insect hotel at the Native Plant garden

The Sustainable Campus Committee provided funding for the signage of each themed garden bed. This project furthers sustainability efforts by 1) educating students and the campus community about the variety of wildlife habitats in Tennessee 2) highlighting the ecological importance of each habitat type 3) showing that Tennessee Tech cares about the local flora and fauna of Tennessee and the South East.

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