Certificate III Horticulture students at Kurri Kurri have been hard at work on the Japanese inspired garden in our Library courtyard. A determined effort to remove the weeds and tidy up the overgrown garden has revealed the beautiful water feature and uncovered the original paving stones. The bamboo has also had a good trim. I’m sure you will agree that the Library garden is looking wonderful. Thanks everyone for all your hard work!
Three new LibGuides have recently been published. The new guides are for students of Horticulture, Music and Travel, Tourism & Event Management. LibGuides point the way to some fantastic resources, including books & DVDs, Library databases, useful websites and online resources such as podcasts, newsfeeds and YouTube videos. They are a great place to start when you are doing some research for an assignment!
For those of you who don’t already know, PlantFile is a comprehensive database that contains detailed information on over 3000 commonly used ornamental and native plant species and their cultivars; plant images, glossaries and pest and disease information. Hunter Institute Libraries subscribe to PlantFile Online and there is also a CD version available.
Students of Horticulture, Landscape Design, Turf Management and Floristry will be interested to know that PlantFile has recently released a new app, suitable for iPhone, iPod and iPad. Based on the online PlantFile database, it is an ideal portable resource for students, home gardeners and professionals.
The iPlantFile Pro app is available on iTunes. For further information just click on the link, http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iplantfile-pro/id486340420?mt=8
If you have any questions regarding iPlantFile Pro, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 9924 0381.