Utah Botanical Center
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Utah Botanical Center
USU Botanical Center
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Founded 1999 (1999)
Location
Coordinates 41°01?09?N 111°56?25?W / 41.01917°N 111.94028°W / 41.01917; -111.94028Coordinates: 41°01?09?N 111°56?25?W / 41.01917°N 111.94028°W / 41.01917; -111.94028
Mission "To guide the conservation and wise use of plant, water, and energy resources through researched-based educational experiences, demonstrations, and technology."
Website www.usubotanicalcenter.org
Formerly called
Utah Botanical Center
The Utah House project was developed from the grass roots out of concern for the environment. It is open to all visitors.

The USU Botanical Center is a botanical garden and a Utah State University distance education site located in Kaysville near Salt Lake City, Utah. The center offers educational opportunities for children and adults, all backed by USU Extension. It is home to an arboretum arranged according to the irrigation needs of its more than 300 trees and shrubs, gardens and home landscapes that demonstrate wise water use and research aimed at conserving the region's rich array of plants.

History

Originally located in Farmington, the garden moved to the current location in Kaysville in 1999.[1] The USU Botanical Center is the result of a partnership between Utah State University, public agencies, individuals, civic groups, businesses, and foundations. Construction for the "Utah House," a demonstration project of an energy efficient home, was completed in 2003 at a cost of $500,000. The 2,300-square-foot (210 m2) house recycles waste water and rain runoff and has straw-bale walls.[2]

The Gardens

The USU Botanical Center also features an urban fishery, walking and biking trails, wetland areas that support birds and other wildlife, a volunteer-tended garden that provides fresh produce to local food banks, a seasonal farmers market and classes, workshops, educational field trips and other events.

The center offers a farmers market from July through September which features local produce, gourmet foods, and artisans.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Arave, Lynn (30 April 1997). "Botanical Center gets green light to move". Deseret News. Retrieved 2014. 
  2. ^ Weist, Larry (5 February 2003). "House of the future on display". Deseret News. Retrieved 2014. 
  3. ^ "Farmers Market". Utah Botanical Center. Retrieved 2011. 

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