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Prof. Ali Al-Keblawy
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Grow native plants under the botanical garden conditions for an educational purpose.
Use the native plants for landscaping some parts of the UoS campus.
The ultimate goal is to convince the Agriculture Sector of the University of Sharjah and the Agricultural Department in Sharjah Municipality to adopt native plants in landscaping Sharjah City.
Acceptance of public to have native plants in landscaping.
Acceptance of construction companies and municipalities for using native plants in landscaping.
Use of the students for the native plants in their senior projects.
Native plants are currently growing under the nursery of Fine Arts College. Seeds from around 15 species were soaked and grown in very well now. These plants comprise trees, large shrubs, small shrubs and herbs. They include also some medicinal and non-medicinal plants with cultural issues.
Students studying landscape design in Department of Architecture and Fine arts will use the grown plants in designing gardens, parks and streets.
Faculty from Biotechnology and Architecture will carry research together on certain kinds of native plants that have the potential to be adopted in landscaping.