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Professor plans for a greener Loyola

Maleigh Crespo
Flowers in the sculpture garden in between Marquette and Bobet Halls. Professor Mark Tobler has plans to create pollination gardens in this area.

Loyola is making efforts to make the campus more green, according to biology professor Mark Tobler.

The community gardens, which are funded by SGA to grow food for Iggy’s Cupboard, are maintained by Tobler, volunteers, and the Environmental Action committee.

There are plans to move the community gardens. Currently, they are now located outside of the library by the bike racks but will be moved outside of the chapel when it is fully constructed.

This move will also include planting wildflowers and plants with sitting areas along each side of the building.

“It would be a great place to come and relax after class,” Tobler said.

Tobler also wants to create pollination gardens in the sculpture garden between Bobet and Marquette Halls. He said it’s a feasible space since not much is being done with the space now.

The Azby Greenhouse, which is on the roof of Monroe Hall, is home to native and non-native plants used for research and experimentation.

Tobler said there are many ideas for developing the greenhouse, along with expanding outreach by giving out plants, and one day developing an app to track the progress of plants.

“Sometimes people’s ideas of plants are just green patches of grass, but the campus has potential to become something more,” Tobler said.

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Maleigh Crespo
Maleigh Crespo, Editor in Chief
Maleigh Crespo serves as the Maroon's Editor in Chief. Maleigh previously served as the Maroon's  Managing Editor for Print, Design Chief, Equity and Inclusion officer, and Op/Ed editor. When she’s not writing, she can be found listening to Taylor Swift on repeat, online shopping, or feeding the squirrels in Audubon.

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