TAG: U.S. National Arboretum

Getting to the root

August 7, 2015By

Did you know Andrew Jackson Downing pioneered the use of lawns around homes, and Frederick Law Olmsted promoted them by including turfgrass in public space designs? Or that four of the top five food crops are grasses? (Sugar cane, corn, wheat and rice.) Neither did I, until late last month when I attended the Grass Roots exhibit at the U.S.... read more

Grass Roots exhibit opens to public

October 30, 2014By

Grass Roots, a 1.3-acre interactive outdoor exhibit at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., held its grand opening Oct. 16. The exhibit is the centerpiece of the Grass Roots Initiative, a four-year a collaborative effort between the Arboretum and the National Turfgrass Federation. The program consists of an outdoor interactive exhibit; turfgrass management information on the Web that complements... read more

IA members aid U.S. National Arboretum’s Grass Roots exhibit

May 5, 2014By

Construction on the U.S. National Arboretum’s Grass Roots exhibit is underway. Since the groundbreaking ceremony last fall, the Irrigation Association (IA) and several members have donated expertise and equipment to the initiative. The 1.3-acre exhibit is the centerpiece of the larger Grass Roots Initiative, a four-year program that examines the environmental, economic, aesthetic and recreational benefits of turfgrass in landscapes,... read more