FONA FIELD NOTES

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Fresh Garden Wrap

Washington Youth Garden has grown and donated 5,700 pounds of fresh food this year to…

Finally Fall

Buy your Christmas tree this year at our Christmas Tree Sale & Holiday Market December…

We’ve Got a Winner!

Our Garden team has grown and donated 5,265 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables this year! This…

Building Community

Thank you to all who attended our FONA Fall Fest events! We greatly enjoyed sharing…

Outdoor Corner

We’re holding a Buy One Get One Bulb Sale this Saturday, October 9th from 8…

Botanical Legacies

Bulbs are planted in fall after the weather cools and before the ground freezes. Once…

Fall Festivities

Apply by October 4th to become FONA’s Director of Foundations and Government Relations. This person will…

Autumn at the Arboretum

The Arboretum is building a new rain garden this fall just inside the R Street…

Uncovering History

Only 30% of the streams that flowed through Washington, DC at the beginning of the…

Building Connections

How does the National Arboretum fit into a weekend of food, family, and fun in…

Garden Gratitude

We’ve harvested 3,650 pounds of fresh food from Washington Youth Garden so far this year —…

Crapemyrtle Craze

The Grass Roots Exhibit is getting a new look! There will be construction near the…

Busy Bees

Ashley Rattanawan joins FONA’s School Garden Support Program as a School Garden Education Coach. She got…

Tons of Growth

Richard Evans Schultes was a 20th century biologist who studied medicinal and toxic plants used…

Forest Gardens & Growth

Dig into the principles of forest gardening with Lincoln Smith, founder of Forested. Forest gardens are a…

Summer Fun

Our education program team was busy connecting with students virtually this spring. Already in 2021,…

Changemakers

Elke Mackenzie was a botanist and polar explorer who scoured arctic landscapes for lichen during…

Growing Strong

We’d like to introduce you to the newest member of our Washington Youth Garden team…

Bonsai are Back!

Starting June 1, 2021, the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is officially open to the…

Citrus Wizard

The frost-tolerant Valencia oranges we know today were created in the early 20th century by…

At the Columns

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Capitol Columns was 35 years ago, on May 13, 1986.…

50 Years of WYG

Washington Youth Garden is turning 50! Since 1971, our garden has served thousands of students…

Garden Party

Join the garden party! From Friday, May 7th to Sunday, May 16th, the American Public Gardens…

Calling in the Experts

Get to the roots of organic lawn care with Mary Travaglini of the Montgomery County Department…

Azaleas Have Arrived!

Dr. Harlan Svoboda, curator of the National Arboretum’s Herbarium, reports the team’s progress on a major…

Botany & Blooms

Our Virtual Farm Field Trips make it easy to bring garden science into classrooms. We created 13…

Spring in Full Swing

Beginning Friday, April 9, the number of visitors and vehicles allowed on the National Arboretum…

Magnificent Magnolias

Exciting changes are coming to Washington Youth Garden! As WYG embarks on its 50th anniversary…

Cherry Central

Washington Youth Garden is honored to receive the American Horticultural Society’s Jane L. Taylor Award this year…

Herbs & Herbariums

Thank you to members of the Acorn Garden Club for helping construct nearly 1,000 Grow@Home kits this…

Spring in the City

We’re celebrating Women’s History Month! This week we honor the women who have paved the…

On the Horizon

As our gardens slowly wake up from their winter slumber, Xavier and Emilia of our…

Local Superstars

Roland M. Jefferson was the first Black botanist and plant explorer at the U.S. Department…

Botany Bonanza

Dr. Marie Clark Taylor was a botanist and teacher whose innovative teaching methods continue to…

Red Roses

Henry Kirklin was a former enslaved person who made waves with his gardening, horticulture, and…

Legacies and Looking Forward

George Washington Carver was a renowned Black agricultural scientist from the first half of the…

Tree Time

Did you know that, despite the pandemic, FONA hosted 12 weddings last year? We have already…

Winter Growth

Thank you to everyone who supported FONA in 2020. Whether you became a member for…

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