The U.S. National Arboretum is planning an exhibit to inform the general public and policymakers of the positive impact of turf in home landscapes and communities. The exhibit will explore all aspects of turf, its benefits and uses, and will explain proper maintenance techniques.
The National Arboretum is currently raising money for the conceptual design phase. The goal is to install the exhibit for an opening by spring 2013. Plans are to continue the exhibit through 2016 or 2017.
The exhibit will feature interactive displays for adults and children. Additionally, symposia and workshops are being considered to discuss such topics as public policy issues and strategies, research needs and a coordinated plan for future research and funding.
The U.S. National Arboretum is a living museum located in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. The proposed turf exhibit would be viewed by many outside of the traditional turf industry segments, including: landscaping architects, master gardeners, garden writers, native plat societies, government officials, gardening enthusiasts and school groups.
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