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An Eco-friendly ‘Garden’ for Resting to be Built at the YU Campus! N

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  • Date : 2021.11.10 16:15
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Part of the Korea Forest Service’s ‘2022 Neighborhood Forest Project (Outdoor Neighborhood Gardens)’

500 million KRW funding to build a 3,100 garden in the center of the campus... Offering eco-friendly living space

Supervised by Dep. of Landscape Architecture and to be used as practical training center for the department from the garden building stage

[November 4, 2021]

 YU (President CHOI Oe-chool) will build a large garden at its campus.

  This project is part of the ‘2022 Neighborhood Forest Project (Outdoor Neighborhood Gardens)’ sponsored by the Korea Forest Service. This project aims at establishing gardens around neighborhoods and public facilities to expand green areas in everyday life to improve the quality of life for citizens, and it includes outdoor gardens, rooftop and indoor gardens, and vertical gardens.

  The YU Dep. of Landscape Architecture that was selected for this project will receive a total of 500 million KRW for the project, and plans to build a 3,100㎡ garden in the grass area between the YU Chunma Art Center and College of Business & Economics Building by the end of 2022. With this new garden at the YU campus, students will not only be able to enjoy a more pleasant campus, but also allow local residents to take advantage of eco-friendly life in the urban center.

  The YU Dep. of Landscape Architecture also plans to use it as a practical training area for the department starting from the campus garden building stage. Students majoring in this field will participate directly in the project and will be able to receive comprehensive education for building gardens through research, education, maintenance, and monitoring.

  Department of Landscape Architecture Dean Kwon Jin-wook who is overseeing this project said, “The garden in the YU campus is a new ‘campus community’ model using neighborhood forests. In particular, as there is a densely populated residential area around the university, it is a place with great potential for expansion that students and the community will make together.” He added, “I hope that in addition to members of the university, citizens of all ages, genders and social classes will be able to enjoy the new garden culture.”