Whats all the BUZZZ about? Landscape Design program launched new conservation projects – a honey bee colony and tree farm. See more pictures on Facebook You might have heard the “sweet” sound of the new honeybee colony at the Aston Campus. The new tenants are residing outside the greenhouse area of the Landscaping program, led by instructor Warren Andersmith. After the hive has established itself, we plan to utilize the honey in our culinary program reducing the purchase of granulated sugar or possibly jar the honey and make it available to sell to the public. Mr. Andersmith is seeking partnerships with local farms to “rent out” the bees to help with the pollination process.
The Landscaping students are also currently working to establish a tree farm utilizing the existing acreage at the Aston Campus. The program Ball & Burlap will provide students with a real-world experience while providing cost saving to the Aston Campus, and helping to minimize the school’s carbon footprint on the environment. Using Bobcat equipment obtained from the Perkins Grant, students will create, maintain, prune, and sell all of the trees grown on campus. As a local grower, DCTS will work with local municipalities to help replenish and replace trees in the community.