PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

ANNUAL REPORTS

Learn how FONA’s work has grown over the years through our Annual Reports.

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ARBOR FRIENDS MAGAZINE

FONA members receive our Arbor Friends magazine.  Each issue contains information about the gardens and our programs and events.  Feel free to browse our back issues, below.

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Winter 2023

Summer 2023

Fall 2023

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Winter 2022

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Summer 2022

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Fall 2022

Winter 2021 Arbor Friends cover

Winter 2021

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Spring 2021

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Summer 2021

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Fall 2021

Winter 2020 Arbor Friends cover

Winter 2020

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Summer 2020

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Fall 2020

Winter 2019 Arbor Friends cover

Winter 2019

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Spring 2019

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Summer 2019

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Fall 2019

FONA FIELD NOTES NEWSLETTER

Our award-winning weekly FONA Field Notes newsletter provides timely updates on the National Arboretum, FONA, and the Washington Youth Garden. The newsletter also periodically highlights historical agricultural and horticultural BIPOC changemakers, local community events hosted by partner organizations, and much more. Sign up to receive FONA Field Notes, and see our past issues below.

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Fabulous New Fence

Have you heard the news? The Washington Youth Garden’s new perimeter fence is complete! This new fence…
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World Bonsai Day

The National Arboretum is hiring two new Agricultural Science Research Technicians (ASRTs) at the GS 5…
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Azalea Spotlight

Thank you to everyone who attended the Garden Fair & Plant Sale this past weekend! We…
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New Year’s Intentions

In 2023, we are committed to connecting people to the National Arboretum’s mission, research, and…
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Conservation Corner

What can you do when a tree dies? Dead trees, whether they are still standing…
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MANTS & Plants

Scott Aker, who served as the Head of Horticulture and Education at the National Arboretum…
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Witch in the Woods

Witch-hazel is a small tree or shrub that blooms from October through March, depending on…
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New Year, Who This?

Three long-serving staff members retired from the National Arboretum in 2021. We’d like to thank…
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Celebrating Trees

The R Street entrance will be closed from Tuesday, Jan. 18th through Thursday, Jan. 20th…
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Chesapeake Connections

A pair of beavers have built a lodge and two dams in Springhouse Run. Although…
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Wild & Wonderful Weddings

The U.S. National Arboretum was recently named a “2022 Best of Weddings” award winner by The…
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Winter Growth

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

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

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

Last week, the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts approved a new design for the National Bonsai & Penjing…
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Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day! We acknowledge the Nacotchtank tribe …
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Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, we are raising money to build new raised beds in our Demonstration…
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Winter Gems

We’re extremely honored Washington Youth Garden was recognized as one of Washingtonian Magazine’s “20 Worthy Local Charities That Would…

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SCHOOL GARDEN GATEWAY NEWSLETTER

Your seasonal garden resources are here! Please enjoy our quarterly resources picked just for you and your school garden by our School Garden Support program team. Learn more about this program and the other resources we offer DC schools and educators beyond our newsletter. Sign up to receive School Garden Gateway.

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PRESS & MEDIA

Please direct all press and media inquiries regarding Friends of the National Arboretum and the Washington Youth Garden to Anne McGarvey at amcgarvey@fona.org.

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