Native Plant Garden Receives a Facelift

Horticulture students help to maintain the College’s Native Plant Garden.
November 16, 2018

Students from College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Horticulture Technology program added 70 new plants to the Native Plant Garden, at the Nampa Campus Academic Building, on Monday, Nov. 12.

The Horticulture and Biology clubs partnered in 2011 to install this inspiring garden — showcasing a variety of native plants, which require low amounts of water and maintenance to thrive. The garden illustrates the beauty of more than 50 species of plants which help pollinators, like monarch butterflies and bees, throughout the year.

“It’s a win-win. We couldn’t maintain the garden as it grows and evolves without our partnership with the Horticulture Technology program,” describes Associate Professor of Biology, Dusty Perkins. “The students are amazing, and they give a 100 percent to make the garden the best it can be.”