Update [9/29/09]: Cornell Chronicle article.
Marcia Eames-Sheavlyâ€™s Art of Horticulture class â€” with the assistance of turf specialist Frank Rossi and Cornell Plantations staff â€” spent the afternoon of September 8 creating a sod sofa in the pond area of the F.R. Newman Arboretum.
Students raked and shoveled to shape the sofa in a slope near the pondâ€™s edge. Then under Frankâ€™s tutelage put the sod in place. In 2007 and 2008, the class built sod sculptures at Bluegrass Lane Turf and Landscape Research Facility adjacent to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course.