Monday, November 7, 2011


Nick Christians
Nov. 7, 2011

As part of the new greenhouse construction project at the horticulture building, the department received a large mural painting on the history of horticulture at Iowa State. It completely surrounds the atrium area by the main office.

They included the turf bowl trophy in the painting. So, while we have to return the traveling trophy at the next GCSAA meetings in Las Vegas, it will be enshrined forever in the painting.

We, of course, do have the chance to win it back next year. As many of you know, Iowa State has won it 11 or the last 13 years.

The last picture below is on Ed Cott, who was in extension in the department for 35 years. He is pictured with a golf course in the background.

The painting should be finished in a couple of weeks. You are all invited to come by and see it when you get a chance.

Ed Cott pictured with golf course in background.

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