Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Association (LAHA)
The Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Association (LAHA) consists of students actively involved in the Landscape Architecture or Horticulture major concerned about bettering their campus, community, and environment.
Meetings are held monthly to discuss current issues, competitions, and plan various activities.
Association-sponsored events include fundraisers and community volunteer work. Revenues from the annual haunted hayride/haunted house and plant sales are used to fund students' attendance at various conferences and lectures.
Volunteer service includes watershed cleanups, community planting in conjunction with the local Civic Association, and support of incoming students through programs like the Freshman Trunk and Packet.
Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Student Association Annual Haunted Hayride
The Temple University Ambler campus has a history that dates back to the early 1900s. With such a storied past, there is no telling what ghosts and specters haunt the woodlands and buildings of the campus today.
Each October, the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Student Association disturbs the restless dead and they know what scares you.
For the annual Haunted Hayride, the students transform the campus into a maze of horrors with inventive scenes of their own design.
For more information about the annual event, contact the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture at 267-468-8181.
This organization is a national honor society for students of Floriculture, Landscape, and Ornamental Horticulture. Pi Alpha Xi annually supports the Spring Plant Sale in conjunction with the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, an event that dates back to the earliest days of the campus.
The International Honor Society of Sigma Lambda Alpha
This organization, the Alpha Rho Chapter, is a national honor society for Landscape Architecture students. Students must be of junior standing to join this organization.
Student Chapter of the American Society of Lanscape Architects (ASLA)
The student chapter of ASLA at Temple University Ambler works very closely with the Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter of ASLA. The organization provides several opportunities to meet and network with industry professionals throughout the year.
Students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and members of the LA/Hort Student Association and Pi Alpha Xi are integral to the success of EarthFest, Temple University Ambler's annual celebration of Earth Day held in April.
Welcoming between 12 to 15,000 visitors each year, Temple student exhibitors ar EarthFest provide interactive, fun, educational events for our younger visitors. The Student Association and Pi Alpha Xi, with assistance from campus organizations, such as Jubilee, present Planting the Seeds of Learning while other students from year's Junior Landscape Architecture Studio present a rendition of each year's Philadelphia Flower Show entry.
Planting the Seeds of Learning
Learn about careers that directly impact the world around you through hands-on projects, such as planting plugs, learning how to recycle, and discovering careers that will place you on the front lines of designing sustainable landscapes. The Planting the Seeds of Learning tent is presented by the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Student Association and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture.
Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Student Association
The Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Student Association provides a hands-on lesson in horticulture and sustainability as they help our student visitors pot a marigold plant of their own to take home in personalized containers. Students also share important information about our sustainable campus and our programs in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, which place students in a unique position to help preserve their natural landscapes for today and tomorrow.
Temple University Ambler Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture
Students from Temple University Ambler's Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture in 2009 presented a display highlighting the department's 2009 Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit, "Green Renaissance - The Revival of Sustainable Living" in addition to providing learning experiences exploring the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture programs. Inspired by 16th century Italian gardens, Temple University Ambler's award-winning 2009 Flower Show exhibit featured edible, native, and xeric plants. Among its many sustainable living ideas, the exhibit demonstrates innovative ways to harvest rain water to create beautiful water features that also irrigate the gardens.
The Ambler Campus Sustainability Council (ACSC or Council) advises the leadership of the School of Environmental Design and the Ambler Campus in the development of sustainability initiatives at Ambler with respect to the built environment, environmental management, programs, services, and university policies.
The Council identifies national innovations in the context of sustainable development and assesses Temple University’s participation in and readiness for sustainable development initiatives. After conducting such reviews, the Council makes recommendations on priority initiatives and implementation strategies.
How to Get Involved?
Council members include faculty, staff, and students from the campus Dean’s office, the School pf Environmental Design, Main Campus, academic departments, the Center for Sustainable Communities, the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, and Facilities Management.
The council meets once a month and the meetings are open to the Ambler Campus community. If you would like to get involved, please contact