Sustainable landscape design has been an area of great student interest at Earlham. In 2011, students and faculty researched and wrote a report on the history and future of sustainable agriculture at Earlham, their report, "Going Green and Growing Dreams" was a springboard for campus gardening activities.
The 2012 Environmental Colloquium class proposed four campus gardens, the first two of which began construction in the fall of 2012. The Rain Garden is now located outside the Athletics and Wellness Center, and the proposed Orchard has been planted at Miller Farm.
In 2013 a Japanese Gardens course renovated the on-campus Huffman Garden and created a second Japanese garden behind Stout Meeting House. The class created a Facebook page on their project.
In 2013 the Sustainability Advisory Committee approved a Tree Care Plan for the campus. You can download the Tree Care Plan here. In the same year, the Student Sustainability Corps developed a map and tour of campus memorial trees. Download the Memorial Tree Tour here.
In 2015 the Emeral Ash Borer arrived on campus. Learn more about this invasive species and the damage it has caused here.