May 15, 2011
LO member Nedlaw Living Walls completed the installation of a three by eight metre living wall at Loyalist College in Belleville. The installation is part of a new student lounge linking the college’s main building with its Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre.

“We were very excited to be part of this project, which will have a positive impact on student life on campus,” said Chris Johnston, marketing and sales lead with Nedlaw.

April Chamberlain, vice president of student life with Loyalist College Student Government, says the inspiration for the project, of which the living wall is a part, came from the students themselves. “As part of our 2008-2009 survey, students indicated a desire for more quiet space and a place to relax and the living wall is a part of creating that space.”

The living wall in the lounge is made up of approximately 345 plants.