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Ducks Unlimited RSO, Philadelphia Flower Show plants shore up UD wetland

August 13, 2014– When Mike Popovich needed help to restore wetland habitat located near the apiary in the center of the University of Delaware’s Newark farm, he found it in the form of the Ducks Unlimited registered student organization and a donation of trees and shrubs from the UD exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show.

The plants from the flower show were donated by Jules Bruck, associate professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences who serves as one of the professors for the design process practicum class that created the flower show exhibit.
Bruck said that one of the aims of the Philadelphia Flower show project is to make the entire exhibit more sustainable. “One way to do that is to make sure the plants from the exhibit go to a good home,” said Bruck. “We focused our exhibit this year on native riparian buffer plants. These plants were perfect for the wetland restoration project.”

Bruck added that the Design and Articulture Club sold many of the perennials to the public during the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ annual Ag Day celebration. 

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