Student places plant in a piece of the living wall

Langford Living Wall restocked with greenery by students and professors

The green is back at the Langford Living Wall, as students and landscape architecture faculty Bruce Dvorak and Tom Woodfin stocked its modules with native plants during the waning days of the spring 2022 semester.

The wall is the brainchild of Dvorak and architecture prof Ahmed Ali, who worked together to imagine and manufacture an innovative type of “green” wall made of sheet metal byproducts, with modules individually irrigated by an automatic water-conserving drip system and supported on a steel frame.

A grant from the Schob Nature Preserve, a Texas A&M research facility and classroom and a neighborhood park, is providing funding for the planting, “green” roof research atop Langford A, and restoration of a Schob rain garden.

The grant is also funding a revival of native plants at Forster’s Prairie, an area at Schob newly dedicated to former Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning head Forster Ndubisi, who passed away March 4, 2022.

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