SUPPORT OF U.S. NATIONAL ARBORETUM ESPECIALLY THE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN, BAKER GARDEN, FERN VALLEY AND RAIN GARDENS.
2011 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
The Sponsor would like to support interns in developing and maintaining the U.S. National Arboretum's (USNA) Friendship Garden, Baker Garden and Fern Valley.
The first priority in hiring interns would be to support the Friendship Gardern.
1b.Approach (from AD-416)
Sponsor would provide funds for hiring interns to support the Friendship Garden, Baker Garden and Fern Valley. Interns would conduct a varity of gardening and other maintenance tasks such as watering, weeding, mowing, mulching, deadheading, fertilizing, and pruning.
The National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc provided funds in FY11 for the Education and Visitor Services Unit-directed internship program; specifically in support of an intern in the Gardens Unit Friendship Garden. In addition to work in the collection, the intern also completed a special project while working on a group project to design and install a new landscape around the headhouse. This project was monitored through phone and email communications.