Students build sod sofa at Cornell Plantations (time-lapse video)

Update [9/29/09]: Cornell Chronicle article.

Cross posted from Cornell Horticulture blog. I used the same time-lapse technique that I used in this post.

Sod sofa in 60 seconds from Cornell Horticulture on Vimeo.

Marcia Eames-Sheavly’s Art of Horticulture class — with the assistance of turf specialist Frank Rossi and Cornell Plantations staff — spent the afternoon of September 8 creating a sod sofa in the pond area of the F.R. Newman Arboretum.

Sod sofa in Cornell Plantations arboretum.

Students raked and shoveled to shape the sofa in a slope near the pond’s edge. Then under Frank’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.

Art of Horticulture students laying sod.

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4 thoughts on “Students build sod sofa at Cornell Plantations (time-lapse video)”

  1. Hey Lisa. Rossi is our turf guy. Works with golf course folks, landscapers and the like around the world. He made sure that it was mower friendly — except maybe for the back rest.

    Sure it will mean a little extra maintenance. But it’s worth it, in my mind. Go sit there if you don’t believe me.

  2. Is this temporary or will it be allowed to stay and grow? Will there be a matching love seat or recliner built too?

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