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VT students landscape Fine Arts Center

It was like a swarm of busy bees outside the Rutherford Building in Pulaski Tuesday as Virginia Tech students scurried about, installing landscaping at the future home of the Fine Arts Center of the New River Valley.
The students, from Tom Martin’s Landscape Design class, had planned to do the work much earlier, but repeated rain kept the project postponed until this week.
“They’re class was already over, but they stayed” to get the project completed, said Center Executive Director Judy Ison. She noted that the class has been working with the center to develop a landscaping plan since classes started at Tech in the fall.
“But we’re not finished yet,” she said, noting that Martin’s future classes will continue to work with the center on projects.
She said the students developed and drew the landscaping plans just as they would if working for a landscaping company in the business world. The plans were then presented to the Fine Arts Center for approval.
“We didn’t change anything,” Ison said. “We wanted them to know it was truly their plan.”
Ison said some of the plants were donated and H.T. Bolling donated the grading service and some topsoil. Pulaski Fire Department helped the group with water for the project and water hoses were both purchased and borrowed.
“It’s been a community project – a team effort,” said Ison. “They (the 24 students and four to five adults who assisted) were all so proud of it when they were finished. It was a very rewarding experience.”
But she added that the students also were tired and “ready to go home” by the end of the day.
Ison hopes the landscaping will draw the public’s attention to the Fine Arts Center and make them aware “we’re doing something with the building.”
Ison noted that the center will be completed as funding and volunteer assistance is available.
Anyone interested in making a donation or volunteering may call the center at 980-7363.

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VT students landscape Fine Arts Center

It was like a swarm of busy bees outside the Rutherford Building in Pulaski Tuesday as Virginia Tech students scurried about, installing landscaping at the future home of the Fine Arts Center of the New River Valley.
The students, from Tom Martin’s Landscape Design class, had planned to do the work much earlier, but repeated rain kept the project postponed until this week.
“They’re class was already over, but they stayed” to get the project completed, said Center Executive Director Judy Ison. She noted that the class has been working with the center to develop a landscaping plan since classes started at Tech in the fall.
“But we’re not finished yet,” she said, noting that Martin’s future classes will continue to work with the center on projects.
She said the students developed and drew the landscaping plans just as they would if working for a landscaping company in the business world. The plans were then presented to the Fine Arts Center for approval.
“We didn’t change anything,” Ison said. “We wanted them to know it was truly their plan.”
Ison said some of the plants were donated and H.T. Bolling donated the grading service and some topsoil. Pulaski Fire Department helped the group with water for the project and water hoses were both purchased and borrowed.
“It’s been a community project – a team effort,” said Ison. “They (the 24 students and four to five adults who assisted) were all so proud of it when they were finished. It was a very rewarding experience.”
But she added that the students also were tired and “ready to go home” by the end of the day.
Ison hopes the landscaping will draw the public’s attention to the Fine Arts Center and make them aware “we’re doing something with the building.”
Ison noted that the center will be completed as funding and volunteer assistance is available.
Anyone interested in making a donation or volunteering may call the center at 980-7363.

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