Spring Dale Farms : an environmentally sensitive design of a retail nursery/garden center

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dc.contributor.advisor Spangler, Ronald L.
dc.contributor.author Smallwood, Tricia L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:45:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:45:43Z
dc.date.created 1995 en_US
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z53 1995 .S62 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188827
dc.description.abstract Human's have loved and had a strong connection with plants from the beginning of time. This can be seen throughout history, from paintings left on the walls of caves, to the hanging gardens of Babylon, to the elaborate gardens of royalty. It was this love that motivated early man to begin the cultivation of plants. Plant cultivation began with simple nutritional needs, in the form of gardens, and evolved into the more sophisticated cultivation of ornamental plants, which, in turn, has become the nursery industry of today.The nursery industry has taken the skills of early cultivation and developed them into a profitable business that sells plant material to the general public. However, the industry has forgotten the original feelings of love and respect man had for plants and the environment. The nursery industry, in fact, is developing an attitude of total disrespect for the landscape and plants. This attitude can be seen in most nursery/garden center establishments across the nation.The nursery/garden center industry is an example to the community on how to treat plantsand the landscape. Many times, the local nursery is the only source of information available to people in the community. If these establishments have no respect for the natural environment, how can the surrounding community? To change these attitudes, the landscape architect can demonstrate how a nursery/garden center can be designed with respect for the landscape. Therefore, serving as an educational facility, while, at the same time, meeting its commercial needs as a nursery. The new attitudes developed in the industry and communities will lead to enhanced enjoyment of the landscape for everyone.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 77 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Landscape architecture. en_US
dc.title Spring Dale Farms : an environmentally sensitive design of a retail nursery/garden center en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.L.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1277058 en_US


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