Westchester Community College has a new native plant garden at the entrance of its Gateway Center on the main campus in Valhalla thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the planning, engineering and landscape architecture firm Divney Tung Schwalbe of White Plains. Divney Tung Schwalbe partner Jerry Schwalbe is an alumnus of the college. “It was very special for me to be able to give something back to the institution that provided the educational foundation for my career,” he said. Carol Capobianco, the director of the college’s Native Plant Center, said: “Their attention to detail, extraordinary design skills, and just plain hard work made this project happen. Now we have a native garden showcase at the entrance to this building, which is an architectural jewel.”
Photo, from left: Carol Capobianco, Native Plant Center director; Elinor Urstadt of Bronxville, Westchester Community College Foundation board member; Mike Divney, Divney Tung Schwalbe partner; Jennifer Gruenberg of Scarsdale, Westchester Community College Foundation board member. Contributed photo.