Vision: The College of St. Benedict will use a sustainable approach to beautify and manage the landscape environment in support of the Benedictine value sense of place, maintaining the landscape in a sustainable manner while, at the same time, provide sufficient green space for recreation and events.
CSB incorporates sustainability principles into its landscape management practices. These principles guide our enjoyment and use of land for recreation, sports, conservation and habitat. These principles have also helped guide the creation of the CSB Landscape Master Plan, which is nearly complete.
This plan will provide a systematic approach to reducing the amount of turf (and therefore the amount of gasoline powered mowing equipment needed) and water used for irrigation, while increasing the use of native plants in the landscape (some of which have already been planted to increase habitat) and the reuse of water through effective storm water management.