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Prairie hits ‘big turning point’ as volunteers establish native plants

Prairie hits ‘big turning point’ as volunteers establish native plants

July 21, 2014

The corner of Florida and Orchard used to be a no-mow zone — a drab collection of tall grasses and weeds — but then the Student Sustainability Committee started a project in 2010 to spruce the area up, transforming it into a prairie. Last week that same prairie was in a colorful bloom, with two ...