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2009- Green Roof Garden unveiled     Atop the Plant Conservation Science Center, a 16,000 square-foot green roof garden was established. It became the largest, most encompassing such trial in the country with 40,000 plants representing 200 different species and cultivars.

2009- Green Roof Garden unveiled Atop the Plant Conservation Science Center, a 16,000 square-foot green roof garden was established. It became the largest, most encompassing such trial in the country with 40,000 plants representing 200 different species and cultivars.

Ants, trees, soil, and more: REU presentations conclude summer of science - Garden and Field REU interns gather at the Field Musuem for research finale

Ants, trees, soil, and more: REU presentations conclude summer of science - Garden and Field REU interns gather at the Field Musuem for research finale

All Things Shabby and Beautiful

Rose Garden Design With Pergola Covered By Roses And Bench And Cushions : Adorable Rose Garden Design - Strandedwind Home Inspiration

A rain garden is planted with deep-rooted vegetation that soaks up rainwater, mainly the runoff from a roof. After a rain, the garden fills with water, sometimes a few inches. The water then slowly filters into the ground instead of running into a storm drain. Rain gardens with native species — like this one at Danada Forest Preserve — are beneficial because the plants have extensive root systems that break up hard soils and guide water and nutrients deep into the ground.

A rain garden is planted with deep-rooted vegetation that soaks up rainwater, mainly the runoff from a roof. After a rain, the garden fills with water, sometimes a few inches. The water then slowly filters into the ground instead of running into a storm drain. Rain gardens with native species — like this one at Danada Forest Preserve — are beneficial because the plants have extensive root systems that break up hard soils and guide water and nutrients deep into the ground.

Genomic Discovery Unearths New Theories on Plant Evolution

A new study reinforces research indicating that land plants are closely related to an unexpected group of freshwater algae.

Common Reed - Wetlands Invader

Picture and description for non-native strains of common reed or Phragmites australis, considered a noxious weed in King County, Washington State.

Hillside garden

GAP Gardens - View of rockery with potted Phormiums, clipped Box, dwarf weeping Cedar, Azalea, Viola and Pansies.

Each year, Chicago’s Harvest Youth Farm educates and employs 80-90 teens from low- income communities. These teens learn to grow food responsibly, work as a team, advocate for food justice, eat in a healthy way, and much more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=gaDZg G56zJY

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s urban youth outreach and development program, Green Youth Farm, is celebrating its ten-year anniversary this year! What started as one lone staffer and 13 teens on …

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