“Children develop a greater sense of belonging to their community and its physical environment when the have a chance to learn and play outdoors. By belonging, they develop social responsibility, empathy, and compassion for one another and the natural world.”
- Cheryl Corson, Grounds for Learning
Alice Tangerini has illustrated over 1,000 plant specimens from the United States National Herbarium since 1972. Learn about Alice, the collection, and how botanical illustrators work.
Column features digital and analog businesses run by Laurie Gillman of East City Bookshop and Amanda McClean, partner in Izel Native Plants. Indie bookstores are making a comeback, and custom ordered native plants shipped to your door is an idea whose time has come.
Landscape Architect Lawrence (Larry) Halprin designed the FDR Memorial over a period of decades. Another new DC landscape just starting construction has been in the works for a long while, the China Garden, at the U.S. National Arboretum, with involvement by the design firm, Rhodeside & Harwell. It takes effort and dedication to build projects in DC but great things can happen.
Ari Novy, Ph.D. is the new-ish Executive Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden. Learn how Novy fosters people-plant relationships, urban agriculture, renovations at Bartholdi Park, children's programs, and Ari's favorite tree.