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ELE 2018 - Reflections & Presentations

by Sabrina Meli

As our trip is coming to an end, today was a day of reflection for the “Permaculture Kids.” We arrived in Michigan a short two weeks ago not knowing what to expect, but we will leave with memories and experiences that will last us a lifetime. 300 more words


The Rain Garden

The other day when I was out with Bad-san, I waited for her at this random HDB block and I stumbled across this strange little rain garden. 361 more words


Backyard makeover, part 2

I’ve been eager to get to my big spring project—creating a new landscape for half of our backyard. Now that I’m retired, I have nothing better to do all day than “putter” in the garden … or work like a dawg, whichever way you want to look at it. 895 more words


The Only Day the Earth Matters

Final Presentations in Baltimore, Maryland

My final presentation for my Baltimore project happened a few weeks ago. We got up 6:00 AM and drove down in a university-owned creeper van. 593 more words


Rooftop Landscapes: Making Use of Roofs

In cities across The United States, urbanites have found a creative way to “green” their cramped spaces: building rooftop gardens and landscapes. Practically, there are several benefits to building a green space high above the ground. 589 more words

Cephalanthus occidentalis 'SMCOSS' Sugar Shack

Cephalanthus occidentalis ‘SMCOSS’ Sugar Shack (Accession – 17.05.009)

Vendor: Pleasant Run Nursery

Date Planted – May 2017

Noteworthy Characteristics:

This native, buttonbush is known for it’s small size and large, white poof-ball flowers that bloom all summer long. 73 more words


Program: Build a Rain Garden

Build a Rain Garden – Preserve the Merrimack River

Tuesday April 10th, 2018  7pm

Join us as Rusty Russell, Director of the Merrimack River Watershed Council, discusses one of the region’s most precious resources, the Merrimack River. 172 more words