The Long Island Horticultural Society has awarded a $2000 scholarship award to peter Couchman, a second-year student in The New York Botanical Garden’s School of Professional Horticulture.
Currently, Peter, who's originally from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is interning at the 5-acre Sands Light estate, home to the Sands Point Lighthouse in Port Washington. And he's been busy making improvements there.
During his internship, he introduced a composting program and designed and installed a new bog garden within an existing pond and waterfall feature.
The Botanical Garden’s School of Professional Horticulture is a full-time, 2-year program that has trained hundreds of skilled horticulturists for more than 60 years. Its graduates have gone on to become gardeners, landscape designers and greenhouse growers.
Way to go, Peter!