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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: SUPPORT OF U.S. NATIONAL ARBORETUM ESPECIALLY THE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN, BAKER GARDEN, FERN VALLEY AND RAIN GARDENS.

Location: Gardens Unit

Project Number: 8020-21000-135-11
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Mar 08, 2009
End Date: Mar 07, 2014

Objective:
The Sponsor would like to support interns in developing and maintaining the U.S. National Arboretum's (USNA) Friendship Garden, Baker Garden, Fern Valley and Rain Gardens. The first priority in hiring interns would be to support the Friendship Garden.

Approach:
Sponsor will provide funds for hiring interns to support the Friendship Garden, support programs and improvements in the Fern Valley Native Plant Collection, provide support for collaborative efforts with the Washington Youth Garden, construction of the Rain Gardens and provide funding for environmentally beneficial improvements and programs in various gardens and collections of the USNA. Interns would conduct a variety of gardening and other maintenance tasks such as watering, weeding, mowing, mulching, deadheading, fertilizing, and pruning.

Last Modified: 12/22/2014
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