FONA FIELD NOTES

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…

Our 2020 Impact

In 2020, FONA shifted its focus to grow and donate fresh produce, coordinate safe outdoor activities, and…

Holly-Days

The U.S. National Arboretum has one of the largest and oldest assemblages of cultivars of…

Evergreens

The Gotelli Conifer Collection in the Arboretum’s northeast corner is one of the world’s largest collections of dwarf conifers.Before you…

Winter Gems

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

Giving Tuesday

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

Giving Thanks

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

Transforming Gardens

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

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