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   Sod sculpture at Bluegrass Lane
 
On September 4, 2007, students in Marcia Eames-Sheavly's Art of Horticulture course -- with the help of 'Turf Guy' Frank Rossi and his crew -- constructed a sod sculpture at the Bluegrass Lane Turf and Landscape Research Center adjacent to the Robert Trent Jones golf course off Warren Rd., east of campus.

Photos by Chad Miller, teaching assistant.

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'Before shot' of the pile:

sod sculpture construction

Harvesting sod:

sod sculpture construction

Hauling sod:

sod sculpture construction

'Turf Guy' Frank Rossi waters the pile while students start walking the spiral into the sculpture:

sod sculpture construction

The spiral starts taking shape:

sod sculpture construction

Applying the sod:

sod sculpture construction

The artists and their finished sculpture:

sod sculpture construction
The Art of Horticulture
Marcia Eames-Sheavly
Department of Horticulture
me14@cornell.edu
15B Plant Science Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
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